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  I interviewed Lulu Roman back in 1985.  Her current album had a song “My Shopping List”.  It seems that we view God as the ultimate “sugar daddy” who is there to do our bidding.
We have abused the meaning of the scripture: 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.  God did not mean we were going to have lands and money and million dollar mansions.  It means that He provides our NEEDS, not our wants.
   Likewise, Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.  This passage does not have anything to do with tithing.  It simply means that if your kind and good and helpful to others, then they shall do the same to you.  Notice it says “shall men give unto your bosom”.
   If we rightfully divide the Word of God and study “in context” you will find that the key to God’s blessings and prosperity lies in how much we care about others.  If God supplies more than you need, then it may be so that you can give more to others.
   God would rather have us be a blessing and in turn, be blessed.  This is one of the reasons for the quote: Matthew 40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
   Are we like the Pharisee when seeing the publican says “thank God” I’m not like him?  But we were like him.  The only difference is that God has blessed us and saved us.  The publican is still waiting for his blessing and someone to tell him about salvation.  Maybe we’re the one who God chose to tell him!
   God did not save us or even allow us to born simply to receive blessings and money and life.  Jesus died so that we might be saved and show others how to be saved and the joy of that salvation.  If all you do is sit in a pew on Sunday and give your offering or even your tithes and you don’t help others or witness to others, then you have become a fat, lazy Christian.  There are six other days in the week in which you have the opportunity to bless another person or multiple persons.
   Just as in the parable of the talents, if you  just sit on it and don’t use it, God might say on judgment day “depart from me, I never knew you”.

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