Tuesday, May 7, 2019
In our study of the life of Moses, we have reached the 15th chapter of Numbers, which is an interlude from the action in which God gives some more specific instructions about the sacrifices that were to be made when the people entered the Promised Land. The context of what He taught them is summed up in this passage of Scripture –
Acts 2:44-45 All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.
God declares throughout Scripture that all things are His, and everything we have is to be at His disposal. A fundamental of our faith is that with gratitude for God’s grace we can sacrifice the first and best of everything we have for the Lord’s work. This may mean that we live at a lower financial standard than our neighbors, but the value of our lives is not determined by our financial wealth, but rather by our spiritual wealth. Jesus said that our heart’s condition is directly connected to what we consider the treasures of our lives. May our treasure never be earthly, but may our treasure always be heavenly.
Test your attitude about this faith principle with the following list of things God will not ask you on the Day you see Him in glory.
- God won’t ask how much money you had invested for your financial security. He’ll ask how much you invested in His Kingdom to provide eternal security for others.
- God won’t ask what kind of car you drove. He’ll ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transportation.
- God won’t ask the square footage of your house.He’ll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.
- God won’t ask about the clothes you had in your closet. He’ll ask how many you helped to clothe.
- God won’t ask what your highest salary was. He’ll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.
- God won’t ask what your job title was. He’ll ask if you performed your job to the best of our ability.
- God won’t ask how many friends you had. He’ll ask how many people to whom you were a friend.
- God won’t ask in what neighborhood you lived.He’ll ask how you treated your neighbors.
- God won’t ask about the color of your skin.He’ll ask about the content of your character.