Honor the Lord with your wealth
and with the firstfruits of all your produce;
then your barns will be filled with plenty,
and your vats will be bursting with wine
I love to watch ants. They are the thriftiest and most hardworking creatures I ever had known and the friendliest too. One time, I woke up seeing so many ants lined up on the floor going to the wall near our kitchen. I bowed down to observe what they were doing. I noticed that every time the ants meet one another, they seem to kiss or shake hands or exchange greetings. I do not know exactly what they are doing because I can’t see them microscopically. One thing is certain, they never ignore one another. As I follow their route, I had found out what made them convene. Last night, I had left the rice on top of the electric stove. I forgot to put it in the refrigerator that’s why those ants used that opportunity to get food.
My elementary teacher said before that ants carry their foods even if it’s larger than them because they have to store so that when the time of rainy days arrives they have something to eat inside their shelter. These ants know where to store their nutriments. We should imitate that character.
Where is the best place to store our money? I couldn’t think of a better place than in God’s Kingdom.
Give to the needy. What is the use of having so much money if it is only you who will benefit from it? Begin to care for other persons and it could start with sharing. Sharing is caring. Imagine that when you lend cash to someone, gave food to the hungry, pay the bill of the sick, in a way it is God whom you had helped. In a way, you become the answers to their prayers.
Give to the church. Give God what is due. He is only asking for 10 %,90% will all be ours how come we still can’t do it?(I’m guilty!)Think of it as one of our duty. Be responsible enough for in the end it is us who will benefit from what we had stored.
Be a cheerful giver and you will be glad to know that God will give back a hundred fold of what you had shared.
(Please also read: Gilas Pilipinas faces the giants )