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Word4Today Daily Bible Devotional

by Bob and Debby Gass

‘On the first day of every week, each of you is to put aside and save as he may prosper, so that no collections need to be made when I come.’ 1 Corinthians 16:2 NASB20

Jesus said, ‘If you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?’ (Luke 16:11 NIV). In other words, if you are not faithful to Him with your finances, He will not trust you with greater blessings. What does it mean to be faithful in your finances? Paul writes: ‘On the first day of every week, each of you is to put aside and save as he may prosper so that no collections need to be made when I come.’ (1 Corinthians 16:2 NASB20) That means three things:

1) Regular giving. Note the words ‘the first day of every week’. This is systematic giving, not sporadic giving. It is not, ‘I feel good today, so I’m going to give to God.’ You’re not supposed to give by impulse but by a commitment to obey God’s Word.

2) Planned giving. You should put aside something from what you have earned, that includes pocket money. You may want to discuss it with your parents if you earn pocket money and you feel God wants you to give each week. If you don’t plan it, you will not give consistently. 3) Proportional giving. The amount depends on how much you have put aside. If God blesses you financially, you should prayerfully consider increasing your giving. Bottom line: you are to return to God a percentage of what He enables you to earn.

SoulFood: Eze 14:1 – 16:52 Mark 11:1-11 Ps 112 Pro 20:1-4

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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