Tuesday, February 23, 2010
God's Crazy Math
Numbers don't lie.
Read this with me...
18 “If you want to live securely in the land, follow my decrees and obey my regulations. 19 Then the land will yield large crops, and you will eat your fill and live securely in it. 20 But you might ask, ‘What will we eat during the seventh year, since we are not allowed to plant or harvest crops that year?’ 21 Be assured that I will send my blessing for you in the sixth year, so the land will produce a crop large enough for three years. 22 When you plant your fields in the eighth year, you will still be eating from the large crop of the sixth year. In fact, you will still be eating from that large crop when the new crop is harvested in the ninth year."
God always asks us to treat our finances as an act of faith, an act of priority, an act of obedience and an act of love.
So we give the first 10% of our income back to Him. But what if we run out of money before we pay all our bills? Faith and priority.
This idea of the seventh year makes no sense on the surface. But God said He would take care of them, provide for them. And they were to obey in faith, putting His commands as a priority, and showing their love and trust for Him.