The Connection between Giving and Trusting

December 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Posted in Nehemiah | 1 Comment
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It is important for Christians to support the work of the Lord with financial offerings.

For the shewbread, and for the continual meat offering, and for the continual burnt offering, of the sabbaths, of the new moons, for the set feasts, and for the holy things, and for the sin offerings to make an atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God.

Nehemiah 10:33

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Matthew 6:21). Giving your best to God shows trust, but it also keeps your focus on God.

In Nehemiah Chapters 11 and 12 the people, having dedicated themselves to the Lord, dedicated the walls and the gates and the city to the Lord. Chapter 13 shows that when the promises made to God – and our part of the covenant – are broken, it’s a serious matter, but not a reason to throw up our hands and quit. Standing with God is a fight, and problems must be dealt with: sometimes with separation, but always with love.


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