Tell Pastor Porkchop to Get a Real Job!!
The scriptures told you that God lives in heaven, and that heaven is inside of you. Heaven is a state of consciousness (peace of mind), and “God” is a universal divine force that permeates all things. Many people refer to this divine essence as your soul. So, if you were instructed to give God 10% of your earnings, then the writer was advising you to save 10% of your income. You need to save your money so you will have access to these funds for future emergencies.
When I was a child, my mother was a devote Christian, and one of the first things she taught me was to give God 10% of my income in the form of a tithe if I wanted to be blessed. I remember my preacher asking his congregation, “Would a man rob God?” This statement alone made everyone dig deep into their pockets to give him their hard-earned money believing they were honoring God by doing so. The older I got, I questioned many things, and once I learned that God lived in me, I knew my mother had been lied to by her pastor. My intuitive thoughts were confirmed when she fell on hard times and attempted to borrow money from the church she’d tithed at for years and they denied her access to emergency funds. It was at that point I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that the only one who had been robbed was her!
Having a surplus of money in your time of need will bring you a piece of heaven (safety and security) into your life. Therefore, the scriptures referred to these funds as “bread in a storehouse.” Bread is a slang term that many people use to refer to money. I heard my father-in-law brag about how his son was earning “long bread,” meaning he earned a lot of money.
Unfortunately, many of our people were taught incorrectly so that their greedy pastors can live luxury lifestyles while they barely survive. During this time of conscious awareness, we must begin to the see the divine within ourselves so we are no longer used as a piggy bank for Pastor Porkchop. Consciousness is more than meditation, crystals, and positive thoughts. It should permeate every decision we make.
Saving for emergencies is a conscious decision that every adult should engage in. My advice is for you to tithe off every dollar you earn and put your money in an interest-bearing savings account so you have emergency funds for future use.
"Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth."