Proverbs 9:10

If you're the kind of Christian who really wants the whole purpose of God, then you dare not leave out kingdom commitment.That means your motives must be investigated.

For example, every time you make plans to acquire a sizable possession—a car, an expensive boat, a house, and such like—you must deal with it before God and ask: Is this His will? Would this honour Him? Would this glorify Him?

Am I suggesting that you take a vow of poverty? No, not that.My message is not that you go hungry and give up all nice things. I just say you give up controlof them.

Give all you have to the Lord God and trust Him to give back all that you need.

Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way(Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.