Gather my saints together to Me, Those who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. – Psalm 50:5
There is a kind of financial dimension we might not get to experience in our walk with God until we engage the principle of SACRIFICE. This financial key literally brings us into a sure covenant of prosperity with the Almighty God. It entails giving God our best and more to show Him that He means more to us than all that we are and own.
In 2 Sam 24:24, David understood this dimension of God when he said to Araunah “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God with that which costs me nothing.” No wonder he walked in covenant prosperity all the days of his life. Sacrifice will cost us something, sometimes, something really dear to us. It literally brings God down to the scene to do things that only Him can do and when God does a thing, it is marvelous to behold.
Solomon, David’s son also understood this principle as he expressed love to His God by sacrificing a thousand burnt offerings. That same night, the Almighty came down Himself and asked Solomon to ask for anything. This is a higher level of prayer where it is God that is asking that we ask for anything but this level is only accessible through sacrifice.
Psalms 126 described the rewards of sacrificial giving as overturning of captivity beyond your wildest dreams. A life of singing and laughter but this does not come by wishing but by applying oneself to this mystery key of sacrifice especially as it relates to our finances.
Further Reading: Mark 12:42-44, Deuteronomy 8:18, Luke 6:38, 2 Corinthians 9:6-11, Psalms 126:5-6
Dear Lord, I thank you for all you’ve given me. They’re actually yours in the real sense. I easily lay down my own five loaves and two fish. I, therefore, give you thanks… for you have the capacity to multiply them in Jesus name.