Lesson 13 - God Will Provide


Introduction

It is quite obvious, that most countries in the world today are going through serious economic challenges. These economic challenges will affect everyone, including God’s people. In this lesson, we will take a look at the Biblical principles of financial management that can help us to survive these tough times.

What is the first principle for good financial management that the Bible gives? Deuteronomy 8:18; Psalm 24:1

Deuteronomy 8:18
“But thou shalt __________________ the ____________ thy __________: for it is he that giveth thee _______________ to get _____________, ”

If God is the One who owns everything, what relationship do men have to the things that they possess? Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26
“And God said, Let us make _______________ in our image, after our ________________: and let them have __________________ over . . . . all the earth”

As stewards of God’s possessions, what one thing is required of us? 1 Corinthians 4:2

1 Corinthians 4:2
“Moreover it is required in ________________, that a man be found _________________.”

What portion of our resources does God require to be returned to Him for use in His work? Leviticus 27:30; Malachi 3:8

Leviticus 27:30

“And all the ______________ of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the _______________: it is ______________ unto the LORD.”

Malachi 3:8

“Will a man ______________ God? Yet ye have ____________ me. But ye say, Wherein have we ______________ thee? In ___________ and _____________.”

Is the Tithe only an Old Testament principle? Does Jesus recog-nize tithing to be a moral obligation to the Christian? Matthew 23:23

Matthew 23:23
“Woe unto you, ______________ and ________________, hypocrites! for ye pay ______________ of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the ________________ matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the ___________________ undone.”

What is God’s intended purpose for the tithe? What should it be used for? Numbers 18:24; 1 Corinthians 9:13, 14

Numbers 18:24 
“But the _________________ of the children of Israel, . . . ., I have given to the ________________ to inherit: ”

1 Corinthians 9:13, 14
“Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which _______________ the ___________________ should live of the _________________.”

What does the Bible declare happens to those who are unfaithful in their giving to the Lord’s treasury? Malachi 3:9

Malachi 3:9
“Ye are _______________ with a _____________: for ye have ________________ me, even this whole _____________.”

What blessings does God promise to those who are faithful in returning their tithes and offerings? Malachi 3:10

Malachi 3:10
“. . . . prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not _____________ you the ______________ of ________________, and pour you out a ________________, that there shall not be _________________ enough to _______________ it .”

Along with tithes and offerings, by what other means should we ‘give back to the Lord’? Proverbs 19:17

Proverbs 19:17
“He that hath pity upon the __________ lendeth unto the ________; and that which he hath given will he ___________ him again.”

What attitude do we need to cherish in order to avoid all anxieties in regards to our finances especially in difficult times? 1 Timothy 6:6-10

1 Timothy 6:6-10

“But _________________ with ______________ is great gain.”

What other important principle does the Bible teaches about managing our finances? Proverbs 22:7

 Proverbs 22:7

“. . . . the ____________ is servant to the ______________.”

What promises does God make to those who depend on Him, even in tough economic times? Philippians 4:19; Isaiah 33:15, 16

Philippians 4:19 (see also Isaiah 33:15, 16)
“But my God shall _______________ all your ________________ according to his _________________ in glory by Christ Jesus.”