by Darla Noble
In the house of the righteous is much treasure, but the income of the wicked brings trouble.
It’s that time of year again—the time in which people are scrambling to meet that April 15th deadline to pay their taxes. This day comes every year so it should come as no surprise, but for one reason or another, people put off filing until the last possible minute. There’s something else about tax time, however, that should be on the hearts and minds of everyone who claims to know Jesus as their Savior. Honesty.
When doing your taxes were you forthright in disclosing your true income? Were all the deductions you claimed truly tax-deductible or are some of them streeeeeeeeeeeeeeetching the truth a bit?
The excuse of ‘everyone does it,’ ‘the government is unfair anyway,’ or ‘I’m paying enough already’ isn’t an attitude God views as acceptable or one that is conducive to receiving God’s blessings. Any kind of dishonesty or dishonesty to any degree is still that…dishonesty; something that will not be present in the character of a righteous man.
The character of a righteous man is one that honors God in all he says and does. And as the scripture says, when you do, your house (life) will receive the treasures God has to offer—treasures that are both spiritual and material in nature.
Let God give you the treasures He has stored up for you!