Have you ever noticed the fine line between trust and stupidity? Or have you wondered at the sometimes vague divide between walking in wisdom and faith? Our topic lately has been generosity and the fact that God loves a cheerful giver. But while we’re encouraged to give generously to the work of the Lord, we’re also commanded to be wise stewards of the resources God has given us. So how do we balance the two? It would not be wise to give everything to God’s work, but at the same time, we cannot be a cheerful giver if we hoard all that we’ve been entrusted.
Giving. Tithing. Money. Finances. All these are sensitive topics and can ruffle quite a few feathers and rattle people’s consciences. Many people have opinions on these subjects and share them freely, while others don’t want to be told how to manage their money or how and where they should give. No matter what our stance is on these various points, we must always look at what God’s heart and desire is in these matters. We must seek out how God wants us to handle our finances, abundance, and generosity and not let people and the world dictate how we manage these areas.
“You reap what you sow.” This phrase is so true. It is farming basics. A farmer cannot expect a high yielding crop if he does not plant a grain. Likewise, we cannot expect much in life if we do not invest ourselves in the people around us and in the opportunities God places in front of us. You reap what you sow in all areas of life.