I said a year ago that people would have to make a choice of whether or not to pay their mortgage or pay their tithe and offering. It’s happening.
Now, if you have never learned to fully trust God, take Him at His word, trust His promises and have known what it is like to hear from Him, then you will have no clue what I’m talking about and more than likely you will want to argue with me.
However, there is no debate it. It is inarguable. It is indefensible.
Trusting God and His word is not affected by the economy in any way, shape or form.
It has already been reported that churches‘ income are being hurt by the economy.
People are getting laid off, losing their jobs and having a difficult time trying to find another one. Now, you’ll have two types of Christians here; those who knew how to trust God before the economy waned and those who only started learning about trusting God after they lost their jobs.
There will be those who know what is right without being told because they have ALWAYS done right and they know the blessings of God. Congratulations. There are those who hesitate to do right and, more than likely, will not because of uncharted territory of trusting God even though they are Christians. Then there are those who will continue on–not doing right because they have never relied on God before and they certainly will not start doing it now.
Money is a divider between man and God. Man has to have his money. Man thinks he doesn’t need God.
People who have been in the church for years will curtail their giving to the church and will justify it someway and somehow. They have to. They do it to keep their conscience soothed and to be able to sleep at night. These are the ones who will put on a good show at church making you think they have great faith in God when in actually, they are the most frightened at this economy, have a difficult time in hearing from God and have all but quit giving to God in obedience of His Word.
That’s what I think about it.