Where Your Treasure Is

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God’s wonderful plan for Israel was to bring them out of the affliction of Egypt into a land flowing with abundance of goodness, and

the path was to be loosed from their oppressor, Egypt, in order to go and worship God.

The divine strategy was FREEDOM TO WORSHIP.

Judgment after judgment hit Egypt, as Pharoah hardened his heart and refused to let Israel go worship. The plagues proved God’s supremacy over all that Egypt worshiped and adored. Instead of humbling Pharoah’s heart, the plagues only served to cause Pharaoh to dig in his heels in obstinacy even more. Finally, it seemed he was willing to compromise, but his compromise was simply a deceptive trick of Satan himself, to lure Israel into deeper bondage and danger.

Then Pharaoh called for Moses and said, “Go, worship the Lord! Even your women and children may go with you, but your flocks and herds must stay behind.” But Moses said, “You must allow us to take our animals for the sacrifices and burnt offerings we have to make to the Lord our God. All our livestock must go with us. Not one animal must be left behind. We’ll have to use some of them for worshiping the Lord our God, and we won’t know what we’ll need until we get there.”

Exodus 10:24-26 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)Copyright © 1995 by God’s Word to the Nations. Used by permission of Baker Publishing Group

Israel’s livestock was their main resource for living. The animals were their wealth. Satan is happy for us to go worship, as long as we leave our financial wellbeing behind. The devil will let you worship, as long as you let him manage your money, for where your treasure is, there will your heart will be also. If we leave behind our offerings when we go to worship and we don’t include giving of our treasure in our worship, Satan will have the chance to draw our hearts back to that treasure, where we left it, in the land of our bondage.

Bring the whole tithe to the storehouse, so that there will be food in my house, and test me please in this,” says Yahweh of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour forth for you an overflowing blessing11 I will rebuke the devourer for you; it will not destroy the fruit of your soil; your vine in the field will not be unfruitful,” says Yahweh of hosts.

Malachi 3:10-11 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

When we bring tithe to the Lord, it is an act of worship.

Giving causes rebuke to fall on that which would devour our provision and our blessings.

Offering a sacrifice to the Lord positions us for overflowing blessing, which is our God-ordained destiny. It’s a miraculous, mystery of the Kingdom, that when you to give to God, you gain what you could never lose. When we give of what we need to live by and sacrifice our wants for His wants, we are making sure that

our hearts are where are treasure is, IN GOD, and no where else.

Do you see giving of your finances as an act of worship?

As you look at how you spend your money, where does it seem your heart is?

Would you be willing to start committing to worship with giving of your financial resource? Why are you motivated to do that?

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