How can we best use our prosperity? - Prosperity - TouchPoints

How can we best use our prosperity?

Deuteronomy 16:17All must give as they are able, according to the blessings given to them by the Lord your God.

Proverbs 3:9-10Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with the finest wine.

Prosperity of any kind allows us the opportunity to deliberately turn away from the security it offers and take such actions as demonstrate our dependence on God and gratitude for his provision.

Malachi 3:10“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord Almighty, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Let me prove it to you!”

1 Corinthians 16:2We should honor the Lord by giving to his work.

Luke 16:9I tell you, use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. In this way, your generosity stores up a reward for you in heaven.

2 Corinthians 9:9As the Scriptures say, “Godly people give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will never be forgotten.”

1 John 3:17But if one of you has enough money to live well, and sees a brother or sister in need and refuses to help—how can God’s love be in that person?

Luke 12:33Sell what you have and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven have no holes in them. Your treasure will be safe—no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it.

1 Timothy 6:9, 18-19But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction . . . Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give generously to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may take hold of real life.

We should be sensitive to opportunities to generously meet others’ needs.

Luke 6:38If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving—large or small—it will be used to measure what is given back to you.

We should invest our prosperity in the lives of others.