I just read an interesting post by a guy named Ken talking about Christians and money:
While I don’t agree with everything he says (and I’m sure he doesn’t agree with a lot of things I say) I think he’s pretty much spot-on with this.
Why oh why do we constantly worry about money? Why do I hear Christians talking about how, in this society, both husband and wife have to work 5 jobs each just to pay the bills and there is no time for rest or sharing the gospel or anything like that, they’re too busy just trying to earn enough money to live?
If you listen to a lot of Christians, they apparently work 27 hours a day, only have a little bit of dirt to eat and still can’t pay the bills.
Then when it comes to tax time….. well, they have no choice but to cheat a little on their tax returns.
Apparently, when God placed a calling on their lives, He forgot about the bills and all their money worries. So I guessÂ that’s why we don’tÂ trust God toÂ be able to take care of us.
I’m not advocating Christians ditching their bank accounts and giving every penny they have away, quitting their jobs and just praying for money to fall from the sky but I am saying that we need to quit relying on our own abilities to generate extra income and start listening to, obeying and relying on God for once.
We cannot ignore God in every aspect of our lives except finances and then expect Him to payÂ all our bills for us. We need to focus our lives on Him, follow His direction, seekÂ to know and do His willÂ and then weÂ see how He takes care of our financial needs.
Our relationship with God has to be one of obedience, honor and worship.
Matthew 6:33 …seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
God knows about your tax bill. This year why not seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness instead of lying on your tax return.