As the bible said, the root of the money is evil. Why so?
"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows." (1 Tim 6:10)
Is that saying that we are supppse to be not using money at all to be holy? The verse is not literal yet it is. Ha! confuse?
Human beings are born with the root of sin due to Adam and Eve. They've disobeyed God because of their 'greediness' to want more like God. Being human is not enough, they want to be God. Human nature are selfish and greedy at the same time.
If you are Christian, are you still behaving like that? What makes you think that you already born again?
Someone who is born again in Christ will produce the Fruit of the Spirit, the character of God.
1. We are enslave by our money
Tithe - its so hard to give tithe especially when you already earn your own money. When we are afraid , not conquor the fear and not discipline ourselves to give, we basically are enslave by the power of money. We're so in love with the money that we are not willing to sacrifice to the one that we love, our Precious God in Heaven.
then what makes you think that you will sacrifice for your family in the future or helping the needy? we're so full of ourselves sometimes. something that reminds me as well, for being not content with what I have.
If we do keep our integrity, we need to obey what God tell us to do in the bible. Give back 10% of what God has given you.
It is integrity that keep us moving forward and give. If you don't keep your integrity of giving tithe, what makes you think that you are a person who pay tax and who is faithful to your wife?
And what makes you think people will see u differently from the worldly? You're here on earth to spread the gospel and not collecting all the assets in this world, its gonna be in vain.
I mean, its all related; your personality. That what reflects what you will do in your life. Perhaps you may disagree about paying tax, since indonesia is so infamous for corruption. But hey, do your part as a citizen, do for the Lord. I know i'm too silly to tell you this naiively..
But i've been open up my heart of God's revelation that money is not everything and dont be enslave by money.
Also, BELIEVE that obeying God and trust in Him, He will take care of you in any circumtances.
"and my God will supplu every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus" (Phil 4:19)
You did your part, God will give u back! Of course we don't 'expect' anything from God but give it willingly.
"Each one must give as he decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." (2 cor 9:7)
A Father in heaven doesn't need your money, He wants to see your heart whether you're chained by the love of money or not. Thats the root of the evil. It may drag us away further from God. Have no faith in God and selfish.
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matt 6:21)
Let's pray that you may get the revelation from God for doing the right thing. Its pointless for me to tell so much thing to you but get revelation from the Lord is the confirmation and conviction to your heart!
All the best!