The matter of money is a matter that matters so much to God and to man; Money matters to man because it is man’s purchasing power and it matters to God because it is God’s method. WHEN GOD WANTS TO ‘KNOW’ A MAN, HE GIVES HIM MONEY. MONEY IS GOD’S RESEARCH METHOD, GOD’S ACID TEST FOR THE TRUE IDENTITY OF A MAN. Every sheep of God was a sheep before money came but when money arrived, the sheep the goats and the wolves were revealed.
Every money that passes through our hands is a questionnaire, the way we spend it is our answer to the question and it is our answer that determines our altitude in life, EVERY MONEY THAT CROSSES OUR PATH IS GOD ASKING US “ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL?”; THE WAY WE SPEND IT IS OUR ANSWER TO GOD’S QUESTION. OUR PLACEMENT IN DESTINY IS BEYOND PREDESTINATION; MANY WHO WERE BORN KINGS NEVER BECAME A KING BECAUSE THEY GAVE THEIR HEADS TO A CROWN INSTEAD OF A THORN.
The noble man who gave ten minas to each of his ten servants was actually asking each servant a question, to each servant the ten minas was a question that “ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO RULE OVER TEN CITIES?” The servant who gained ten more was actually answering “yes, i can.” and the noble man gave him charge over ten cities. The one who gained five more was actually saying “no, i can’t rule ten cities, i can only handle five cities” and the noble man gave him charge over five cities. The one who gained nothing was actually saying “no, i can’t rule, I’m better as a slave” and he remained one.
THE GOODNESS OF GOD WILL NEVER MAKE HIM GIVE YOU WHAT YOUR ACTION HAS SHOWN YOU’RE NOT FIT FOR. OUR WAY OF SPENDING IS OUR WAY OF SHOWING GOD WHAT WE ARE QUALIFIED FOR.
For God to have said He has rejected Eliab, it means He must have examined him; God doesn’t just give us what we ask, He gives us what we’re worth. One who cannot worship God with a hundred thousand cannot pray God into giving him a hundred thousand. GOD DOES GIVE MAN WHAT MAN CANNOT GIVE BACK TO HIM AND
WHATEVER IS TOO BIG FOR US TO GIVE GOD WILL BE TOO GREAT FOR GOD TO GIVE US. WHAT WE GIVE TO GOD IS OUR WAY OF SHOWING GOD OUR WORTH.
Keep in mind that
WORSHIPING GOD WITH THE MONEY IN OUR HANDS IS NOT A MATTER OF HOW MUCH OF OUR MONEY WE ARE GIVING TO GOD, IT IS A MATER OF HOW MUCH OF GOD’S MONEY WE ARE KEEPING TO OURSELF.
Culled from Luke 19:11-26.