God is our Provider, Work (Proverbs 10:4-5)

Does work energize or drain you? In order to honor God as our Provider, we must worship Him the most where others expect it the least — in our work. The Hebrew word, abad, is actually translated, “work” or “worship” (Numbers 4:39). God designed work to be worship, as if we were laboring for Him […]

God is our Provider (Proverbs 16:3)

Something inside each one of us wants to earn all our resources up front, taking them in all at once, rather than over the long haul. That’s the way many of us would design it, if we were the sole provider. An examination of Proverbs offers wisdom for the vertical and horizontal lines of the […]

God’s Ins, Outs, Ups, and Downs of Resources (Part 2)

Does God see you as generous or greedy? Generous and generate come from the same Latin word, genus, meaning “race, or kind.” Generous means “giving.” Generate means “multiply.” Consequently, generosity multiplies giving in the human race. God’s desire is to multiply our gifts through us to generate generosity in others. Yet many of us still […]

God’s Ins, Outs, Ups, and Downs of Resources

When it comes to giving our resources, we have a natural bent of being foolish and greedy. Consequently, we give any gift to ourselves. A non-profit corporation CEO offers a favor to a potential donor whom he will ask later for a charitable contribution that will advance his agenda for the organization. He gave the […]