“Riches for God” Walkthrough Series (Chapter 1)

Don’t Ask For Few

   1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.

And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.

Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.

And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.

Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.

– 2 Kings 4:1-7 KJV

God uses your resources

First, I believe that God wants you to be free from bad debt.

“The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” – Proverbs 22:7 KJV

But, you can only receive the blessings if you ask Him to help you.

Second, God promised in His Word that He will supply all your needs.

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19 KJV

And that means you don’t have to worry about what you will eat or drink daily.

Third, He is also a rewarder of the diligent laborer.

“Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.” – Ecclesiastes 5:19 KJV

So, it’s possible to have God’s blessings and have it in abundance.

You can be rich for God

Being abundant means God has provided you with all your needs and you can freely bless others, too.

He provides you with resources you can find within yourself, your household and your neighborhood.

What’s one thing/skill you have where God can use you to help others?

This is the blessing you have.

All you need to do is to be humble and seek God’s guidance for you to serve your community.

That way, He can let the oil pour as much as you need.

And in return, you can make money to provide for yourself and your family’s needs.

When you have enough for you, you’re now ready to give to the work of the Kingdom of God.

You can give more because you have more.

Quick question: Do you now believe that God wants you to be rich for His glory?