Today’s reading Joshua 5-7
Joshua 6:19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.
God told His people that all that was in Jericho belonged to Him. It was the first city He was giving them. God always wants the first part of whatever we get. He really doesn’t want your left overs. So many give God what is left over after they have spent and enjoyed their money. They treat God like a beggar.
God wanted the first city and all that was in it! Achan decided to take what was in the city for himself. He brought chastisement on all of his family for not honoring God with what God had asked for.
There is a problem with many of us in that we want what we want and never consider how God should be honored with what He gives us.
Have you given and are you giving God the first part of all that you have?
Have you honored God with the way He has blessed and increased your income?
Have you allowed greed and selfishness to rob you of what God wants to do in your life?