• Honoring God with Your Wealth Devotional

    Proverbs 3:9-10

    The truth of Proverbs 3:9–10 is seen ultimately in the new heaven and earth where we all will possess a mansion (John 14:2 KJV). Moreover, the incredible truth of the gospel is that God makes us into His firstfruits, the first and best of what is given to Him. As James 1:18 states, the Lord has brought us forth as firstfruits. Our giving to God and His work is a tangible expression of the trust by which the Lord makes us into the first and best of what He owns. View Resource

  • How to Be a Good Steward Devotional

    Malachi 3:8–12

    We want to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Savior, but our growth will be hindered if we study the Bible all day yet do not bring our tithes and offerings to the Lord. How can we improve in our giving? One practical way is to make and live on a budget, which is wise even on an earthly level. Yet budgeting is also a great thing to do from a heavenly perspective because it helps us see how we can give more abundantly to God’s work. Let us steward our time and money to His glory. View Resource

  • The Test of Personal Hardship Devotional

    Nehemiah 5:1-13

    God does not need our money and time to advance His kingdom, but He has chosen these means to help support the kingdom’s extension to the ends of the earth. He has called us to give of ourselves as a test of our obedience and to prove that we value Him more than silver or gold. May we be faithful to His call, believing that He will supply all of our needs in accordance with His love for us. View Resource

  • Giving and Receiving Devotional

    Proverbs 11:24-26

    The honest production and sale of needed resources is an honorable way to meet the needs of others, and it therefore can bring with it a blessing. Giving away portions of our income to feed the hungry and support the work of the church can also bring with it a blessing. If we would maximize the divine blessings in our lives, then we should be looking for creative ways to give to others and provide for them what they cannot provide for themselves. View Resource

  • The Rich Person’s True Hope Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:17-19

    The temptation to trust in our savings accounts affects us all, whether or not we would be considered rich by society’s measure. We must be good stewards of what God has given to us, and part of this involves realizing that all we have is His anyway and that He has the right to take it from us at any time. Money is uncertain, but the Lord will provide for our every need even in ways we do not expect. Where do you put your trust? View Resource

  • Beware the Love of Money Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:10

    Matthew Henry comments, “People may have money, and yet not love it; but, if they love it inordinately, it will push them on to all evil.” The line between the pursuit of money for godly ends and the love of money can be thin, so let us take care not to be deceived by the false promises of wealth. At the same time let us never look down on those believers we know who have been blessed by the Lord with material wealth. Such an attitude is likewise evil. View Resource

  • The Desire for Riches Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:9

    Each day we should ask ourselves whether we are content with the gifts God has given us or whether we are coveting (not simply wanting) something else. That something could be money, a relationship, a job, recognition, or any number of things that can be considered good. But when we think that we need these things, we have distrusted God’s provision. We should regularly take a look at our goals to see whether they reflect contentment with His grace. View Resource

  • The Peril of Self-Deception Devotional

    Galatians 6:7–8

    Augustine comments, “To sow in the spirit is to serve righteousness from faith and with love and not to heed the desires of sin” (ACCNT vol. 8, p. 93). The desires of sin would have us withhold all of our money, but the love of Christ compels us to be generous and share what we have, even if it is not very much. How can you show forth generosity in the name of Jesus today? How does your checkbook reflect your spiritual priorities? View Resource

  • The Trouble with Riches Devotional

    Matthew 19:23–24

    John Calvin writes that Jesus’ proverb “is highly useful to all; to the rich, that, being warned of their danger, they may be on their guard; to the poor, that, satisfied with their lot, they may not so eagerly desire what would bring more damage than gain.” Even if we do not hold vast riches, our culture tempts us to believe that the pursuit of wealth (otherwise known as “upward mobility”)is the be-all and end-all of life. May we never believe this soul-damning lie. View Resource

  • Serving One Master Alone Devotional

    Matthew 6:19–24

    Money itself is not evil, for it is possible to be wealthy and serve God. However, it is all too easy for us to think we are serving God when we are really serving the “stuff” of this world. The Lord gives us possessions to enjoy, but the first and best of all that we own belongs to Him. Make sure that you are offering up the first and best of all you have and not giving unto God only after you have first blessed yourself. View Resource

  • Trusting in Riches Devotional

    Proverbs 10:15

    Read Matthew 19:16–30. Why would the young man not follow Christ? Why is wealth such a trap for so many people? Be specific in your answer. In what ways do you put your trust in money instead of Christ? What practical steps can you take to rid yourself of this unhealthy dependence? What do you need to give up for Christ? View Resource

  • The Pursuit of Riches Devotional

    Proverbs 15:27

    Read Proverbs 30:7–11 and Matthew 6:9–13 and consider these two prayers in light of today’s lesson. Do your desires reflect those of Agur and of Christ? Are you satisfied with what God has given you? Do you covet when others have more? Do you pursue riches? Confess any covetousness you have or any ambition for wealth. View Resource