God is the maker of all things, and that automatically makes Him the creator of wealth as well. When God made the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1), He made all things that were on the earth; the expanse, the minerals, precious stones and everything of value.
God takes pride in His creation and the wealth of the whole world, for He has made all things:
“The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein”
- Psalm 24:1 ESV
The earth’s riches belong to Him as well.
Again, He says:
“For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.”
- Psalm 50:10 ESV
The verse above tries to explain the wealth of God and the extent of it. It is not only physical cattle, but also as a symbol of all that God possesses, because we also know from Psalm 24:1 that all things belong to Him.
God is Father to every one that has believed in Him, because He calls them His children; and we know that children are heirs:
“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.”
- Romans 8:16-17 ESV
Now, God is our Father, and we are heirs, but heirs to what then? It is only natural that if your father was to be a billionaire for example, and you were to be an heir, then you would be a recipient to a lot of wealth, right?
But are we sure that even though God our Father is so wealthy, He would want us to have a share in His wealth on this earth?
Let us examine this verse below:
“You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”
- Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV
So, we are sure that it is in God’s plan to have even physical wealth. It is not only spiritually that we have been blessed, but our blessings are also established physically. (2 Peter 1:3; 3 John 1:2)
It is in the will of God that His children should be blessed, not totally for the comfort of yourself and finding fulfilment in physical riches, but that you are blessed to be a blessing to others, even as a representation of who God is. (Genesis 12:3)
God is intentional about blessing us, but money and physical riches must not be the priority of a true and serious believer. For Jesus says:
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
- Matthew 6:33 ESV
God wants us to seek to know Him first above all things, and in knowing Him and serving Him is the blessing released.
Money is good, wealth is an expression of God’s character if we go according to the ways of God, but when we lust after the unfaithful mammon (money), rather than put God first, then there is sure to be a problem along the way:
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”
- 1 Timothy 6:10 ESV
This is a true saying and a warning not to let our lives be solely driven by the thoughts and passions of money and vanity, but that we give the kingdom of God first-place and serve Him whole-heartedly.
God wants to bless us, because He is good and owns all the wealth (James 1:17). We only need to know that our blessing comes from pleasing the Father and walking in His ways, rather than going out on our own and chasing what we think we need. Stay in the place of serving God, and He will always provide your needs, for He is able and willing to bless you!