Have a Storehouse—Save for the Future

Most Christians—people who know the Word and the Spirit of God—still somehow struggle with saving for the future.

 

However, having a storehouse, a savings account, is scriptural, and the Bible says it’s wisdom to save for the future. 

Proverbs 6:6-9 (NIV) says, “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. 

In other words, the ant, even though it doesn’t have a boss, a leader, or an education has enough sense to know that summer won’t last forever. Eventually, winter will come and the time to harvest will be over.   

In the Old Testament, Joseph, at God’s direction, instituted a seven-year savings plan that kept the lives of countless people from being destroyed during a seven-year famine (Genesis chapter 41). Paul, who wrote two-thirds of the New Testament, understood the concept of saving for the future (1 Corinthians 16:1-2 NLT). 

How do we save for the future? We do it a little at a time. Proverbs 13:11 (NIV) says, “Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.” 

God says it’s wisdom to save for the future. He said He’ll bless us in our storehouse, but He can’t do it unless we have one. 

 

Take Away: 

Start saving today for your future. Set up a savings account and deposit as much as you’re able to. Take advantage of the 401K program that’s offered at your job and contribute to it regularly. Pray over your storehouses (savings accounts, investments, 401K plans) and believe for increase.  

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