You are the children of the Lord your God… (Deuteronomy 14:1).
So why would I live like a pauper—scraping by and scrambling to provide for myself? Why would I live like an orphan—with a scarcity mindset?
My Heavenly Father knows what I have need of before I even ask, and He has already promised to supply for all of my needs (Matthew 6:8; Philippians 4:19).
As a child of God, I should have a joy-filled, peace-filled, abundance mentality. With this mindset I can…
- … joyfully tithe (Deuteronomy 14:22, 15:19; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8)
- … cancel the debts others have incurred with me (Deuteronomy 15:1-9; Luke 6:34; Matthew 6:12)
- … care for the poor around me (Deuteronomy 15:10-18; Luke 6:30; Acts 2:45)
I’m not trying to build a bankroll here. My inheritance is secure in Heaven. As a child of the King of kings, I can expect Him to provide all I need.
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. (Psalm 37:25)
With the same measure I use to bless others, I will be blessed. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. (Luke 6:38)