Kristine Cucinotta Murphy
The differences of handling money causes the greatest friction in marriage. It is the greatest trial and training ground for couples to submit to God, submit to one another and the wife submitting to her husband as he makes the final decision. Or, her having to obey God apart from her husband. Hearts are being tried by God alone.
We see what lies truly in each other’s heart when it comes to money. It shows us what we can lift our spouse up in prayer for or what we can lift our spouse up in praise for. It’s a place where we must put all of our faith to see God Move Mightily in our finances and in our hearts to ask God to bless what we have to feed the multitude both physically and spiritually.
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
The battle of different beliefs:
One, to do right, to give freely, to give God all power and control by faith alone, he will provide. He must increase, I must decrease and to humble in the Holy Spirit.
Two, to be right, to control, to have power, to be prideful, self righteous, vain glory in the flesh.
It is a matter of the heart. Abigail and Nabal proved this in 1 Samuel 25.
34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Money is a tool, that both hearts of a husband and wife must come together with a pure heart to use it with a righteous hand for God’s Kingdom and glory.
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Bold Faith with Money
And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.