Deuteronomy 8:18 (NKJV) “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
It is consistent in the Scriptures that God is indeed Jehovah Jireh, our provider. One of the obligations of our covenant partner God is to share His wealth with us when we have a need. Therefore, our God shall supply all our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 8:9 (AMP) For you are recognizing [more clearly] the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [His astonishing kindness, His generosity, His gracious favor], that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich (abundantly blessed).
This passage is talking about giving and Christ being our example. Jesus left His heavenly abode which is filled with glory, majesty and splendor, to be with us. He left the richness of heaven to be among us in order for us to be rich and well supplied. It is a restoration of provision after Jesus was sacrificed for us on the cross. Everything was abundantly supplied prior to the fall of Adam and Eve. Lack and poverty are curses that came with the fall of mankind. The land was cursed and man had to work hard to bring about produce in the land. Poverty is not a blessing and neither is lack a virtue.
The Apostle Paul was encouraging the church to give willingly, joyfully and to excel in this area. Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of light who does not change like a shifting shadow. God, the Heavenly Father is able to do over and above what we are doing for our children. If we are able to look after our children and ensure that they are adequately supplied, how much more will our Heavenly Father do to ensure that we are well provided for in life.
Psalm 35:27 (NKJV) Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
Many of the scriptures reveal to us that God is happy and glad when we are well provided for in life. He rejoices when we are doing well financially, in our jobs and businesses. He rejoices over us when we are not in lack. He rejoices when we are enjoying everything that He has provided for us. He is a good Heavenly Father who is Jehovah Jireh our provider.
When we are convinced that God is the source of our provision in life then we will not be anxious or have our security built around our riches or our position in a company. Our whole outlook and attitude towards life and the people that God has placed in our lives will be well balanced.
Sermon Series: Balancing Godliness and Riches (Part 1)
哥林多后书8:9 你们(更清楚地)知道我们主耶稣基督的恩典 （祂那惊人的恩慈、祂的慷慨、祂的恩典）祂本来富足，却为你们成了贫穷，叫你们因祂的贫穷，可以变作富足（充充足足地蒙福）。
诗篇35:27 愿那喜悦公义的欢呼快乐, 愿他们常说：“当尊耶和华为大，耶和华喜悦祂的仆人平安”。
讲章系列: 平衡敬虔与富足 (第一部分)