Take account of what you have and what you should do with it!

For the past couple of weeks on Sunday Morning we have acknowledged through God’s Word that God loves all people and desires all to know His ways and know His salvation that all people will praise Him. We have also recognized God’s plan for this is to be gracious and bless us, “His people”, so that all will be blessed. We recognize it is our Job to bless others through His blessing.
As a nation we are truly the most blessed people on earth spiritually and physically. I just wanted to string together some of God’s words about our wealth (spiritually and physically) and about sharing (spiritually and physically).
Wealth: Honor GOD with your wealth, with the first of what you have. Do this and you will be blessed to overflowing. Be careful not to put your trust in money or possessions, but place your trust in GOD. In the day of wrath it is righteousness and not money that will save you. It is better to be poor and fear the LORD than to be rich with turmoil. Wealth brings many friends but they leave when the money is gone. The LORD is the maker of the rich and poor man alike. The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is slave to the lender. Don’t wear yourself out to become rich. Riches are temporary and they will make themselves wings like eagles and fly away.
Giving: A generous man will prosper and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. A good man leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and He will reward him for what he has done. If a man refuses to hear the cry of the poor, then he too will cry out and not be answered. A man who boasts about giving gifts and never gives them is like dark clouds and wind with no rain. He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.
Make sure to be aware of God’s blessings toward you (spiritually and physically) and be sure to share it with those who are poor (spiritually and physically). God will continue to supply those who are aware of what he has given and generous with what he has supplied.
In His Service,
Eric Barnes

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