This week we are going to start a series on 'Abundance'.
Luke 6:38 "Give and it shall be given unto you, pressed down, heaped up, and running over shall MEN GIVE UNTO YOUR BOSOM". Does that sound like you have to wait till you get to Heaven to be blessed? Nope!?
Job 22:24 "Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Opher as the stones of the brooks". You dust an Ebony Grand Piano, do you then get down and pray 'God please send me more dust'? No, it is dusty before you can lay your rag down. Do you think you could go up to Clear Creek and ever exhaust all the 'stones in the brook'? No, there are more than you could ever dig out. Thatís how much gold we should have.?
Proverbs 3:9 - 10 "Honor the Lord with thy SUBSTANCE and with the FIRST FRUITS OF ALL THINE INCREASE". Give out of the abundance and tithe on the GROSS not the NET. "So shall thy BARNS be filled with plenty...". Do you know what Barns and Plenty mean in Hebrew? The same thing they mean in English.?
Proverbs 10:4 "He becometh POOR that deals with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh RICH". God has no use for lazy people or institutions that develop lazy people.?
Proverbs 12:24 "The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute".?
13:11 "Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; but he that gathereth by labor shall increase". There's a good verse against gambling, whether that is Vegas or Wall Street.?
21:5 "The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want".?
Tune in for the 'rest of the story' also to hear the song "Jesus, we just want to thank you".?