It is a blessing of each of us to be able to give.
Giving is an act of faith.
Mark 10:29-31, Luke 18:28
Jesus didn’t say that we would necessarily receive a return in the same kind of currency. Jesus makes it clear that the return is only valid in the Kingdom of God.
Jesus isn’t just talking about money of course. He is also talking about time, energy and things like that.
God is interested in people who are willing to invest in his kingdom.
A lot of times our eyes are too dim to see the many ways that God can and will reward us. God sees what we need, not so much what we want.
Mathew 6:19-24, Romans 5:1-11
God is so much bigger and more infinite that we can ever imagine. The things that we do in our calling here on earth is counted as if we did it in heaven for him.
Even the best bank account isn’t secure. There is no way to grab onto our money and hold on to it. In heaven on the the other hand, we can put our investment and it’ll not be lost. In fact it will gain interest – Jesus said 100 times over.
Galatians 6:8-10 – We often don’t see the outcome right away.
When Jesus sent out his disciples he seems to have given his disciples access to “his account.” Each of us has our own “account,” there is a sense in which our family and church can have an account as well. We can be blessed by the things we give.
If you are having struggles in your life it may be a good time to check your account. Are you investing? A little investment with God goes a long way.
Are we pouring our energies and investments into the kingdom of God? Or are we allowing our eternal bank account to go broke?
Let’s not be wealthy in earthly goods, instead lets focus on the wealth that we can place in the secure accounts we have in the kingdom of God.