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G is for Good, Good Father (The Bible Says What?!? About Your Money) #AprilA2Z

08 Apr

God has so much to say about finances in the Bible that would fit with G day. Giving or gratitude would probably top most lists. But not today. Today I was lead a different way.

G is for Good, Good Father.

9“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:9-11 NIV)

When we’re thinking about what the Bible says about finances, I think it’s important to remember the children of God have a good, good, father. Maybe your earthly father was an alcoholic. The heavenly Father is always sober. Scripture tells us His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV). That’s a clean slate every day. He is good and His lovingkindness knows no end (Psalm 136:1 NASB). The book of Luke tell us God even knows the number of hairs on your head! (Luke 12:7). There is nothing too trivial, too small in your life for God. Mom and Dad may not want to hear the detailed account of what happened with that other person today, but God is ready to listen.

A good father doesn’t give his child every thing the child asks for. A good father gives his child what is best for the child, as far as he is able. And God is totally able. He knows exactly what you need, what will be best for you, what will work out for the best.

When Jesus taught his disciples to pray, he didn’t make a big list of titles for them to use even though God is worthy of all honor and praise (Revelation 4:11). He told them and us to begin our prayer with “Abba” which is a term along with father depicting close relationship, respect, and love. Jesus instructs us to approach God about our finances and anything else with a phrase in English such as “Dearest Father.”

If you are His child, there is no money issue you can’t take to your Good, Good Father.

–Kristin

 

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Posted by on April 8, 2018 in A to Z Blog

 

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