March 2016

Posted: March 31, 2016 in Excerpt from Newsletters
Rev Gerald Senn

Rev. Gerald Senn – General Tresurer

GOD’S UNFAILING ECONOMY

You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich. 2 Cor 8:9

Dear friend,

Two important factors that assists the progress of a family and a nation are :

A stable government

A stable economy

Focusing on the latter, we see much failure worldwide.  The much spoken about China is today struggling. 

God offers a challenge to the Christian to experience His unfailing provision much different to what the world system says.

World –  ‘save and you will have more’

God –  ‘Give and you will be given more’

Remember that God says, He is the source and he chooses whom he will use in the process of giving.

When the widow gave to the man of God, she really honoured God and as a result her blessings were plentiful and lifesaving. 

Though the practice of saving is good, the habit of giving is excellent.

The scriptures clearly encourage us in the area of giving. Luke 6:38

In saving, we keep part of what we had, but in giving to God, He gives back to us in full measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, from God’s resources and not from what we had.

Do not miss out on God’s unfailing economy! Giving is in God’s heart and He started the process, so we may be blessed abundantly. 2 Cor 8:9

In giving we become part of His plan to bless our families and our nation.

God actively interacts with us in the following two ways:

1. God rewards giving 

In Malachi Ch. 3, He challenges the giver to prove His faithfulness

He promises unlimited provision from heaven’s resources and assures abundance. Vs 10

Failure to give exposes man to be as a thief. Vs. 8

Ensure that you flow in God’s plan of blessing.

2. God commends our generosity

In Mark 12:41-44, the description of giving by various groups of people are highlighted and at times it makes us uncomfortable. Jesus does not condemn the poor widow for giving her all!  He measures giving not by the quantity (amount) given but rather in the proportion or percentage given.  Jesus carefully watched the giving by the various groups of people-rich, middle class, poor and taught His disciples the essence of giving.

God’s economy surpasses all other worldly systems.  Are you linked to God’s economy? If not get into it now.

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