Wealth in the Bible

Using God's Blessings to Bless Others…

Category: Acts

More Blessed to Give than to Receive

Acts 20:35 – ‘In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’’’

Paul made a point of working whilst teaching people about Christ. He didn’t want to be a burden to people around him, and so worked to bring in income and help to support himself, even as he invested so much energy in teaching others about Christ.

I don’t want to be a burden to anyone financially. Why rely on someone else’s provision when I am in a position to earn money myself? I believe God gives us skills and abilities to use so that we can earn income to support ourselves and our families.

God's Word says it is More Blessed to Give than to Receive

God’s Word says it is More Blessed to Give than to Receive

When Paul was teaching others about Christ, many wouldn’t have blamed him for receiving provisions from people around him. However, he didn’t want to have anyone focus on this and be negative toward him. Instead, he chose to work and to teach about Christ so that he couldn’t be accused of being lazy or a freeloader.

More Blessed to Give than to Receive

As wealthy Christians, we should desire to work. Although we may not need to work a typical 9 – 5 job, we do need to work. If we are in a financial position where we don’t need to earn income, great!  Focus on the fact that it is more blessed to give than to receive. Work to bless others.

Work to provide a kind word to others, food for others, and hospitality for others. Know that it is more blessed to give than to receive.  If you are in a position to do so, then bless others!

You can be a blessing to God and to others by having a good work ethic. In everything that you do, do it for the Lord.

Financial tip – setting up an offset account for your mortgage means that any money you have left over for the week or that is put aside to pay upcoming bills can be sitting against your mortgage debt and keeping your interest down. It’ll save you thousands in the long run.

Added to their Number Daily

Acts 2: 45, 47 – ‘Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need… praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.’

When we give to help others, it show’s God’s love for His people. As we are generous, we are instruments of God’s generosity and He blesses us for it. As we show the characteristics of God, people are drawn to us; they benefit from us. They want to know about God and come into relationship with Him.

And the Lord Added to their Number Daily

And the Lord Added to their Number Daily

When we benefit others in whatever way we can, they too benefit us however they can. As wealthy Christians, we can encourage others – our spouse, our children – to be good stewards and to act in ways that generate wealth. Further to this, we can encourage them to use this wealth to bless others.

If many wealthy Christians are working together to benefit each other – and those less fortunate – then we can only move forward in leaps and bounds. Imagine you gain wealth and bless your children with it. You also teach them faith wealth principles. They consequently grow wealthier than you due to their acquired wealth at a young age. They teach their children who grow even wealthier; the cycle continues.

Added to their Number Daily

The more wealth we have, the more we can benefit others. As we do so in Christ’s name, others will come to know Him and learn to be good stewards of what they’re blessed with. It’s an upward positive spiral. Provide God with the opportunity to add to your number daily, those who are to come into relationship with Him.

Wealth tip – meal plan; organising what you will cook each week or month will help you to utilise what you have bought, rather than leave food unused in cupboards and buy other things.

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