Proverbs 10: 2 – ‘Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.’
When you consider what you can do for God’s kingdom with the wealth you acquire in the future, do you consider where it comes from? What are ill-gotten treasures? God’s word states that any means gained incorrectly are of no value. No value to you, no value to God and no value to those you may intend to use it to bless. What a waste!
Don’t be so desperate to seek wealth (for the greater good), that you don’t care where it comes from. All treasures acquired are only of benefit if they are provided through God’s blessing.
Don’t be impatient to work for God with things He hasn’t yet provided. Instead seek God wholeheartedly, live a Christian example and work diligently. Trust in and wait on God’s perfect timing for things to come to fruition.
There is no glory (or humility) in rushing ahead with what you feel is a God given action, only to find that you did it on your own. Trust in God’s timing!
In the meantime, if you feel you have nothing to give financially, are there other areas where God has provided abundance in your life? Can you use these gifts, skills or resources to bless others? You may find you already have a large collection of treasures that God is just waiting for you to bless others with.
Start with a smile, kind words and offering your support and time. These are never ill-gotten treasures.
Financial tip – in any mortgage, make your repayments fortnightly rather than monthly. There are 26 fortnights in a year and only 12 months, you will end up paying off equivalent to 13 months in a year if you pay fortnightly and save a lot more on interest.