How should a Christian manage his finances? Read Luke 6:38.
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down,
shaken together, running over, shall they give into your bosom. For
with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again.”
As believers, we look to God for all our supplies. We live only
through His mercy. The wealthy cannot depend on their wealth for
food and clothing. During wartime, we have seen many rich people
short in both of these. Paul exhorts us not to have our hope set on the
uncertainty of riches nor be desirous of getting rich, for to do so will
only pierce us with many sorrows (see 1 Tim. 6:7-10, 17-19). Only
those who put their trust in the Lord, though they have no savings,
shall not be in want. The Lord is well able to supply all their needs.
But they do need to know that God’s supply does have a condition
attached to it.
If God is able to feed so many birds of the sky, He certainly can
support us. No one but God could feed all the birds of the sky and
nourish all the lilies of the field. He alone has the superabundance of
riches to take care of the birds and the lilies as well as His own
children. He would not have us be in such straitened circumstances
that we can hardly live. Whoever has fallen into privation has not
managed his finances according to God’s principle. God has
appointed a way for us to use our money. If we do not follow this
law of spending, we will naturally fall into poverty. Only by
following this law of God shall we be kept from want.