Recent investigation has called some Tele-Evangelist to the carpet, and the rest of the world is wondering, “how’d you get so rich??”
Daily Bible reading: Exodus 35-40
And they spoke unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make. And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing. Exodus 36:5-6
In the wake of recent Tele-Evangelist financial investigation could it be that we’ll ever see the Bible verse above shared on one of their TV programs? In Moses’ Day – as God’s people were bringing so much money for the building of “the ministry” it’s amazing to me that Moses had to say, “O.K., O.K. it’s enough! We don’t need anymore! You can stop now!!” But apparently many of today’s ministers haven’t heard “God’s Voice” regarding this subject. I don’t mean to sound judgmental, but if ministers are indeed sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit I believe He’ll tell us when it’s enough. He wants to provide for us, the work of the ministry, etc., but if we never know when it’s enough we may be in danger of losing it all.
I believe the Lord is warning ministers and Christians today – to not be greedy for filthy lucre, but to be thankful and to allow God to be the supreme supplier. If greediness and financial irresponsibility continues it will make it harder and harder to convince God’s people to give. “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it…” [Psalm 127:1]
“O Lord, I come to You today – not wanting be greedy for the things of this world, but to be transformed in my spirit-man. Give me a taste for the things of Heaven, and not for the things of this world. Help me to know that You are sufficient to provide for all my needs. And help me to fully trust You in every way, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.”