Can We Love God and Be Wealth Builders At the Same Time?

It is so good that we fervently love God, and that we have a passion about people being in love with God, and walking in His grace.  But, there is also a valid and righteous desire to make a profit, to reap the reward, to enter the inheritance, to enjoy tangible blessings in this life.  I don’t want us to lose sight of that.

When David, the lover of God, went to fight Goliath in I Samuel 17, he wanted to know what he was going to gain from winning that fight.

The first half of Deuteronomy 28 is full of the benefits involved in obeying the Word of God. All of those benefits are tangible, physical rewards to be enjoyed in this life.

II Corinthians 9:8 is a promise of “all things” for every good work in this life. That promise is connected with sowing bountifully in financial giving.

Matthew 6:33 is the promise Jesus gave us about expecting the basic necessities of life to be provided for us as we seek first the kingdom of God and God’s righteousness.  It’s kind of interesting that Jesus didn’t tell us to seek God Himself, but His kingdom, or governmental order and power, along with His righteousness.  Interesting.

Genesis 1:28 is the promise of dominion in this life . . . dominion by which we will steward the earth for the glory of God.

I just want us to keep a balanced and righteous perspective.  Otherwise it gets real easy to become judgmental of motives in other people.  The reality is that we cannot read someone’s heart motive.  Do they want God or God’s stuff?  I don’t know.  That’s between them and God.

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