“[Abraham] did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strengthened in faith…and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.”
— Romans 4:20-21
Are you fully convinced that what God has promised He is able to perform? If you’d like a surefire way to test the strength of your faith, then stretch your wings in the area of stewardship. Tithe as God has commanded, and watch Him perform as He has promised in Scripture. Paul tells us, “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” We need to trust God’s promise, go about our daily work, and know that He will supply all we need. God gives a second promise that goes beyond the first one. God has said, “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse…and prove Me now in this . . . if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it” (Malachi 3:10). And God makes yet another promise which goes beyond the first two. We find this promise in Mark 10:29-30, where Jesus says to us, “There is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time . . . and in the age to come, eternal life.”
You might consider today’s standard of living and balk at giving away some of your hard-earned money. But we all need to keep in mind that our God is not limited by inflation or other problems with the economy. The only thing that limits God is our unbelief. Stewardship and God’s fulfillment of His promises aren’t matters of money; they’re matters of faith.
Do you believe that God can and will do all He has promised? Then put your money where your mouth is. Exercise your faith by being a good steward of all He has given you. If you refuse to waver in the face of God’s promises, being fully convinced that He can fulfill them, you’ll find that He will abundantly bless you.
“We cannot serve God and mammon,
but we can serve God with mammon.”