Are you more left-brain or right-brain dominant? Are you better at working out Pythagorean’s Theorem, or actually spelling Pythagorean? Well what if you heard that the Bible encourages a certain kind of math and says those who don’t practice it are wicked and worthless? Well, that’s a harsh message especially if you’re not math minded. Let's see what does and doesn’t add up.
There’s strong encouragement in the Bible for us to do some multiplication when it comes to our money. What are we talking about and where do we see this?
In Matthew 25, the Lord, wants us to be faithful with what He’s given us and to multiply
So what’s the application here for us? God gives us many gifts and talents, and He provides for our needs. And with each gift, He expects us to multiply it, perhaps by using a talent to bless others, or to be a wise money manager so that we can go beyond meeting our own needs and to meet the needs of others. The main thing is that the multiplication is not for us, it’s for Him. For His glory and His purpose. Think about this… We’re to be pipelines… not buckets.
Getting our brains wrapped around that may be challenging for both left-brain and right-brain people, but it’s important that we do so to understand that God intends for us to be His conduits. When he provides us with money and other resources, they’re just supposed to flow through us to whatever destination He has His eyes set on so brush up on our multiplication tables.
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