Thoughts of John

What is on my mind.

Twenty Days of Prayer: Day 13

Scripture

Exodus 20:2-3 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. (3) “You shall have no other gods before me.

Questions for Reflection:

Have you transgressed God’s first commandment by placing other things ahead of God? Have other things or people crowded out your worship and service to God? Do you worship and serve God only if everything else is done first? Has your work and financial gain actually become your god? Do you spend far more time on the Internet or watching television than in Bible reading and prayer? Have you placed your family ahead of God? Does recreation or some hobby take precedence over God’s service? If all church members followed your example of service, how strong would be the ministry of your church? Would there be an outreach or prayer ministry? Who or what is really number one in your life?

Scripture

Malachi 3:8-10 Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. (9) You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. (10) Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Questions for Reflection:

Have you been honest to fully tithe your time and talents to God? Have you been honest in calculating your tithe or have you tithed from the leftovers rather than the first fruits of your income? Have you figured the tithe to the penny but been stingy with any offerings beyond the tithe? Would you be willing to give far more than a tithe if God leads you?

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October 26, 2009 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christian, Christianity, family, God, Jesus, Life, marriage, Prayer, relationship, Theology

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