You hit the lottery from a $5 ticket you purchased. You got an extra $10 in change from your purchase. You claimed someone on your tax return with their permission and received a bigger return. With each of these, some would say, God has blessed them.
Playing the lottery is not God’s plan for the money He has governed you with. The extra money you receive is not a blessing, but a test of your faith to do the right thing and give it back. The person you claim on your tax return, even with permission, is deception, a lie. Trying to increase in your own strength is not trusting God. None of these are of God.
Shhhhhh, man may not see everything we do — oops, but God’s sees it all. There are consequences for our actions in everything we do. God doesn’t punish us, but our actions has consequences, whether good or bad. Therefore, whichever choice you choose, that is who rules over you, either God or satan.
Make the right choices by praying before you act.
Proverbs 3:5 (KJV) – trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Proverbs 13:11 (KJV) – wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labor shall increase.
Jeremiah 32:19 (KJV) – great in counsel, and mighty in work, for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Romans 6:16 (KJV) – know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?