Purpose of Giving

Nehemiah 12:44 And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited.

God gives us wealth so that His covenant may be established. He also appoints ways to gather the wealth, and appoints portions for priests and Levites. We are God’s priests … and we will be taken care of. It is not God’s wish that His priests should worry about where their food will come from. God reserved adequate portions for us …He takes care of us, not requiring us to compete in the rat race of life.

There is a competitive mindset and there is a God mindset. In God we are provided for by supernatural means. We always have enough. Do not go into business to make money for yourself. This is a wrong motivation. Know that God takes care of you and does not need your business to cater for your welfare … even though He may decide to use it. Again observe the atmosphere of rejoicing. When we live for God … working and investing in God’s way … we will have enough – but much more importantly God will ensure that we have cause to continually rejoice. God knows that we cannot rejoice when our needs are not met – so He makes it His business to see that our needs are met. We even have more than enough to bless others.

Verses for further meditation
1 Cor 10:24; Deut 8:17

Thoughts for Business and the work place
The purpose of your business is more than to earn you means of living. God is your provider.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, let me not fail in giving … be my provider, always.

As Nehemiah’s wall was built, so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste. Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts. I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

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Bode Ososami

Bode Ososami

Bode Ososami retired from a management consulting firm and pastored at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Nigeria for over ten years. In the past, he has published 5 books. His third book " The Majesty of God " was published in December 2010. His fourth work "Perfect Fall Wedding: The Coming of Christ" was released in October 2011. His fifth book , Songs of Joseph, a Bible Devotional, was published in November 2012. He is also the author of "Wealth out of Ashes", a book describing God's plan for our prosperity.

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