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Week 7: Saving and Investing
Today’s Easy Task: Pick a date to start the no spending unless you save for it challenge for 90 days
How to complete this task:
- Complete today’s task reading
- Pray today’s prayer
- Read today’s scriptures
- Only shop for essentials
- If you do spend, you must save the entire amount first
Today’s Task Reading:
Being a lender to advance God’s Kingdom should be a goal for all Christian. Whatever we give should come from our overflow. That way we don’t miss it, it won’t destroy us and our relationships if we don’t get it back. So if we give from our overflow, it is easier to follow the instructions of Luke 6:38. This verse suggests that we should give to those who ask, and whoever takes away, don’t demand it back.
To be a lender, it is important that we take steps to avoid borrowing (Deuteronomy 15:6), keep track of what we owe, make sure our debt is fully paid, and don’t give more that what we can lend.
Since the borrower is slave to the lender, we can provide the borrower payment options of our choice, but lending is a risk because we may or may not receive a return. There are a lot of things outside of our control, such as the future, but God still want for us to take steps of faith.
If we are wise with our money, we can use it to finance God’s Kingdom. For if we don’t build God’s Kingdom, who will build it? Romans 10:15 emphasizes that finances must be covered for ministries to exist. So when we lend and give to Kingdom of God we are setting up treasures in Heaven (Matthew 6:20). Let’s commit our resources to God’s Kingdom and do our work for God and not people (Colossians 3:23-24). Let us use our gift of teaching, singing, music for God’s glory and not our own. We can’t afford to lose our treasure to false teachers that appear to be light, but is really darkness (2 John 1:8).
Today’s Prayer: God, You are wise and all-knowing. You are a loving father. Hollowed be thy name. God please provide for us to have the means to finance Your Kingdom. Help us to get debt free and avoid borrowing so our debts are fully paid. Bless all of our lending efforts. I pray that we are wise with our money and that we use our gifts for Your glory. Forgive our debt as we forgive as debtors. Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Today’s Scriptures: Luke 6:38, Deuteronomy 15:6, Romans 10:15, Matthew 6:20, Colossians 3:23-24, 2 John 1:8
Luke 6:38 New King James Version (NKJV)
38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
Deuteronomy 15:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 For the Lord your God will bless you just as He promised you; you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; you shall reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over you.
Romans 10:15 New King James Version (NKJV)
15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:
“How beautiful are the feet of those who [a]preach the gospel of peace,
Who bring glad tidings of good things!”
Romans 10:15 NU omits preach the gospel of peace, Who
Matthew 6:20 New King James Version (NKJV)
20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Colossians 3:23-24 New King James Version (NKJV)
23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for[a] you serve the Lord Christ.
Colossians 3:24 NU omits for
2 John 8 New King James Version (NKJV)
8 Look to yourselves, that [a]we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.
2 John 1:8 NU you Footnotes:
Matthew 14:30 NU brackets that and boisterous as disputed.
Ecclesiastes 11:2 New King James Version (NKJV)
2 Give a serving to seven, and also to eight,
For you do not know what evil will be on the earth.
Ecclesiastes 11:4 New King James Version (NKJV)Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
4 He who observes the wind will not sow,
And he who regards the clouds will not reap.
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