Sunday, 1st May 2016
Pastor Bruce McDonald
Jewish people in America has a population of 4%, but their wealth is 40% of the whole nation. Today Pastor Bruce shared with us the Biblical way of managing our finance so we can have the richness from Heaven. The Jewish word for offering is “trumah”, which also means the first fruit, and is to:
- Lift it up before the Lord
- Put it in the hands of the Priest
After we offered the first fruit, then we set aside one tenth for the church of God, as it says in Malachi 3:10, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
Pastor Bruce also shared that the tenth of what was left behind, was for us to enjoy in the presence of the Lord, as it says in Deuteronomy 14:22. However in Deuteronomy 14:28-29, it also says that “At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year’s produce and store it in your towns, so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied, and so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.”
God loves us all and he cares for everyone. From the Bible’s teaching we know that He provides for all. And when we follow His commandments, we will not lack anything.