” Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.” Acts 5:4 NIV
Read: Acts 5:1-11
Think about it. Money is just like manure. If you spread manure around, it makes things grow. But, you don’t want to step in it. Manure is a great fertilizer for plants and money is a great aid to help others.
Pile manure up and it rots and stinks. Money piled up and hoarded will rot and eventually stink. Money used wrongly will rot our very soul and we will stink just like the manure. But, money spread around will benefit many.
Today’s verses tell us of hoarding money…even part of it…can be evil and a lie unto GOD. The lesson is hard, but true. What we are to give and share is meant by GOD for HIS purpose and we are not to hold back in our giving.
Whether you are rich beyond measure or have only pennies, it is all GOD’S which HE has allowed you to use while you are on this earth. All GOD asks is you return a portion of it to HIM.
Hebrews 13:5 tells us: “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” What does this verse mean to you?
Money is like manure. Spread it around and it does the most good. Are you giving back to GOD what is already HIS?
Today’s prayer: “Thank YOU, GOD, for all you have given to me. I am reminded that all I have is all that has come from YOU. Guide me in spreading all I have, little or abundantly to do the most good for YOUR purpose. Amen.”