2 Chronicles 25-26

“And Amaziah said to the man of God, ‘But what shall we do about the hundred talents that I have given to the army of Israel?’ The man of God answered, ‘The Lord is able to give you much more than this.’ ” 25:9

How many times have we blurted out but what about the money?! to the Lord? As the reigning king, I imagine Amaziah was NOT short on cash, yet when God tells him to call off the soldiers he had just hired, his greed and dependency on worldly currency is revealed.

I’ve written about money on here several times, because you can’t read the Bible without reading about money. God talks a lot about it and so do his people. Everyone I know, every. one. I. know. has voiced a struggle, concern or fear regarding their finances. The Bible is alive and well, my friends. And relatable as ever!

Money keeps us humble. It throws logs on the fire of pride. It divides people, it unites people. It reveals your integrity pretty instantly. What’s your relationship with money?

I asked myself this and when allowed myself to answer honestly, I was embarrassed. I teeter between a cushy life God did not call me to and living fearfully and not relying on Him. It’s an area I can always, always improve on.

Like Amaziah, I have pointed towards my finances and reminded God about them as if he didn’t consider my silly, human problem. He knows about money. He knows about your money, or lack there of. He anticipates our problems. Is he calling you into something, but all you can see are numbers? Logistics are important, and it is godly behavior to tend to them, but don’t let them stop you from obeying God.

Seek first the kingdom of Heaven. The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. You cannot love money and love God. The Bible is peppered with reasons not to worry about money.

Join me in praying for forgiveness in the ways I treat money incorrectly and distrust our Heavenly Father. He is the most faithful and perfect provider!

 

-Carly

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