If we really want to serve God with our finances and reflect Him with our choices, then it stands to reason we should be ready to accept his blessings when we're faithful. But are we also willing to accept his correction when we fall short? Being corrected is rarely … comfortable, but God's correction is for our ultimate benefit. On this episode of MoneyWise Live, Rob West unpacks some of the ways God blesses and disciplines us to get us on the right path to being Godly stewards.
We often talk about the fact that following God's financial principles just makes sense. God knows what he's talking about. He owns it all anyway, and when we follow his instructions on how to manage His stuff, we generally prosper. What we don't mention as much, though, is that God also has ways of correcting us when we get off track.
God's blessings and His corrections related to the way we handle money aren't always financial blessings or corrections. So what I want us to do is recognize that the principles taught in scripture apply to many aspects of life, but that includes how we handle money.
What are some of the verses in the Bible where we see God both blessing and withholding blessing depending on whether His people were obeying His commands or not?
Some of the practical ways that we're blessed and some of the ways we're corrected:
The reason we follow God's principles is not because it's a formula for financial success. Although following God's principles puts you in a position for success, but that is not the goal. The goal is a posture of Christ-likeness… intimacy with Him. That is ultimately what we are pursuing.
Next, Rob and Steve tackle listener questions at 800-525-7000 and via email to Questions@MoneyWiseLive.org on a variety of topics:
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