Friday, September 25, 2009
DAY 37 - You of Little Faith!
Today’s Reading: Matthew 16
(Please read Matthew 16: 1 – 28 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog.)
Please click the links below to Matthew 16:
“You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread? Do you still not understand?” Matthew 16: 8-9
I was having a sharing time with a priest when he painfully told me that the treasurer in his church asked him to have a 10% salary cut due to their deficit. He told the treasurer, “You want to cut the salary of me who faithfully tithe because 70% of the people in the church steal God’s money by not tithing ? Do you think it is God’s will? Do you know a pastor’s job is more important than the job of the President of USA? The president protects his people from physical death but a pastor protects his people from eternal death. What is the use to do this cut to bring discouragement to the pastor? What would happen when a pastor is being discouraged for the sake of money?” He does not get any cut for his people come into an understanding that the cut does not help.
When we come to the issue of whether we have enough to live – the bread as in today’s passage, we tends to fall into how Jesus describes as little faith. Let’s pray that we don’t steal God’s money by giving more than tithing that we have enough for God’s house!
Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” Matthew 16: 23
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to take up the cross and follow you faithfully! In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.