As Christian we know that God is asking us to put Him first in everything. In fact, we usually quote Jesus when He says “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you”. – Matthew 6:33
We know that we should put God first and often pretend that we do it, but, do we really? Especially when it comes to money. I once heard a pastor make a very harsh but very fair observation. If God is not first with our money, then He’s not first at all.
It sounds very blunt but it is also true. So, if God is to be first with everything, what does it actually look like when it comes to money?
The first we can do is to submit our money to the Lordship of Christ. That is, we acknowledge what we have in our wallets, in our bank accounts, is really His; and we are to honor Him with it. When you do your budget, this is your first major act of stewardship. The very first item on our expense list should be giving to God.
Giving generously to God is about putting God first and funding His kingdom. For some Christians this could sound like a big stretch, and you might be even fearful, about putting God first with your money. But usually, it is because we have forgotten God’s remarkable power, His generous character, and His supernatural ability to provide.
In fact, He promises that when we put Him first, all these things will be added to us any way.
God is more than capable of meeting our needs.