The Storehouse Principle
This post was written by Charis Business School Director, Paul Milligan.
The book of Deuteronomy is a recap of all the laws and requirements given to Moses.
It’s basically a reminder to the children of Israel, “This is what you agreed to do. If you follow through and obey, all these blessings will be yours. If you disobey, here are the consequences.”
We know that Christ came and fulfilled the Law for us—but He did not eliminate it (Matt. 5:17). What does that mean?
The Law was like a contract. In business, when a contract is fulfilled, both parties receive the agreed upon results (generally money in exchange for a product or service). However, in order to protect business interests, penalties are written into a contract and immediately go into effect if someone breaks their end of the deal. Christ fulfilled the contract mankind made with God. The penalties have expired. Now both parties are receiving the agreed upon results!
Jesus eliminated the consequences of the Law (Col. 2:14) but not its blessings.
One of the blessings listed in Deuteronomy is that God would command a blessing on our storehouses.
The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
Deuteronomy 28:8, NKJV
The problem for most Christians is that many do not have storehouses. We do not save money, and, therefore, we are missing the blessing that God commands on our savings. The priority taught in the Word for our finances is—
- Pay God
- Pay yourself
- Pay everyone else
Many Christians have learned to give (pay God), most pay everyone else, but very few pay themselves.
God wants to bless our storehouse as He promised. But we must give Him something to bless.
Begin the discipline of saving money regularly and watch God keep His Word!