And the Philippians, in an act of kindness and compassion, sent him financial aid to alleviate some of his sufferings. He will take care of us. Can we not trust God or do we have to trust our credit cards? Maybe you know of a pastor, church planter, or missionary who is enduring painful trials. Doing God's Will ethics, and grace Pleasing God Guidance, Need For God's Sermon On The Mount Our Father In Heaven Kingdom Of God, Entry Into “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Most investing involves risk. If god ends up being real why would he care about paper that we as humans have put value too? "This Week at Unlocking the Bible" features new articles, radio programs, devotionals, and ministry updates. Read on to find out more. The key advantage of strong, healthy supplier relationships is that you can gain better value for your business. Let’s walk together to make sure it lasts. We try our best to keep the information current, but things are always changing so it may be different now than when it was first published. Oh, and if you happen to be thinking that how things work in the Kingdom of God is only for after we step into eternity and isn’t applicable to us here today in this life, remember how Jesus taught us to pray. So, why should we give money to support our church or to support Christian ministries? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Evangelizing the Samaritan woman. Giving to God’s work is an investment with eternal rewards for both the giver and the beneficiaries of the gift. 2.) According to Thomas J. Stanley’s book, The Millionaire Mind, the number one factor attributing to the success of multimillionaires is “being honest with all people.” We shouldn’t be surprised. When Scripture talks about investing our resources in gospel ministry, we see again and again that this is wise, because it is abundantly fruitful. American King James Version ×)—replaced the physical temple in importance. When people suggested that they were “Christians” and didn’t think people should be so concerned with worldly things like money, I would point this out to them. She was really upset; she and her husband were living paycheck to paycheck and sometimes even on borrowed money. 15:20-24). They pull back the curtain on God’s desire to connect … ‘Nuf said! At the end of the day, our greatest desire is that the God who made us, the God who saved us, and the God who will bring us into his kingdom one day will receive glory forever and ever. He looks forward to it, enjoys it, and can’t live without doing God’s work. When God put Joseph in a position of power in Egypt, God promised (through a dream he gave Joseph) seven years of prosperity which would be followed by seven years of famine (Genesis 41:27-57). It is important to look at the application of this principle in the lives of the first century church, especially as they were being guided directly by Christ, through the Holy Spirit and his apostles. When we think of missionaries and mission movements we often think of foreign works; however, missions is something that can be done in your own home town. S upporting the idea of missions and individual missionaries is important because it is God’s plan in this world to establish new churches and bring new believers to Christ through the work of missions. Required fields are marked *. Jesus is saying that it’s possible to invest in all kinds of things in this life. God works in every aspect of our lives, including our finances. Work with Me; Select Page. Many people don’t understand the importance of generosity. Most of us have been taught from a young age that setting goals can help us accomplish more and get better organized. So, with those qualifications in place, hear this wonderful news one more time: My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 16:1-2). God bless u for the post. …no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. Just be careful and ask Our heavenly father he directs us. Thanks so much. The late Larry Burkett points out that there are over 1,000 references to money in the Bible, second only to the subject of love. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith, and pierced themselves with many griefs. In our article, The Role of Financial Reporting and Transparency in Corporate Governance (Economic Policy Review, 2016), we review the recent corporate governance literature that examines the role of financial reporting in resolving agency conflicts among a firm’s managers, directors, and capital providers. We do everything in response to the favor he has graciously shown us, and continues to graciously show us each day, and will graciously show us forever. God clearly uses money as one of his means of reaching/teaching/preaching to us while we’re on this earth. Do you have an abundance? The company has to plan to make sure they accumulate just the right amount of funds. Giving is not merely about following a command. Support by Personal Encouragement a. Faith in him alone is the basis of our forgiveness and eternal life. That’s so important for us to understand. 2 Corinthians 9:11 in The Living Bible says: In order to start up or even run a successful business, you will need excellent knowledge in financial management. You might be wondering, If I give to the Lord, if I support Christian ministries, how can I be sure that I’ll have enough for everything else? The only way some of us will look up is when we are flat on our backs. If your managers and employees understand your company's financial issues and opportunities, it will be easier to get them on board with changes and adjustments.