NIGGARD: An exceedingly parsimonious or stingy person.
PARSIMONIOUS: Extreme or excessive economy or frugality.
“These two components of a lifestyle of a drudgery and mean-willed person, are exemplified in the way they are constantly looking out for a cheap and easy way for their benefits of living against all the principles of God’s Laws and Commandments found in (Matthew 22:37-40) “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the most important commandment. The second most important commandment is like it: “Love your neighbour as you love yourself. The whole Law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets depend on these two commandments.” Jesus knew how necessary these two commandments must be applied in our lives to be successful and diligent for all the circumstances in our lives to be dealt with in a manner of godly based principles of loving others and treating others as one would want others to treat them.
We can either become submissive to God’s will for us and the treatment of others in our care, or take upon ourselves a life of expectancy to receive from others what we dish-out. This means to treat others as we would want to be treated with respect and worthiness in their treatment of us as meaningfully kind and trustworthy, to not take advantage of our kindness and good treatment of them in return. When we are generous God is generous to us as well through His returning generosity and kindness in return for ours to those He asks us to bless, for the Bible tells us to give generously so that God will be honoured for our goodness and kindness and will show us His favour in all areas of our life. (Luke 6:38) exemplifies this, “Give to others, and God will give to you. Indeed you will receive a full measure, a generous helping poured into your hands—all that you can hold. The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you.” This then is serving with a grateful heart and giving because He gave to us first so, “that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Let’s consider how fortunate we are, and not become misers of what we have, but instead – spend wisely when required with a thankful heart, and not a fearful heart which can enclose one’s giving into harbouring of resentment towards sharing their wealth with their family and loved ones. We need to care and examine ourselves daily as (Psalm 139:23-24) tells us to, “Examine me O God, and know my mind; test me and discover my thoughts. Find out if there is any evil in me, and guide me in the everlasting way.” Because we are not meant to be hoarders but rather to use money for our everyday needs, saving when we can and to, “Obey the Lord, be humble, and you will get riches, honour, and a long life.” (Proverbs 22:4).
In a world of corruption and wickedness, many a person does become a niggard, through fear of the future and not ever having enough money to meet their needs, or their family’s requirements for a life they have become accustomed, and losing it. If our dependency is on our supplying for our needs, we will surely succumb to the niggard’s curses of fear and trepidation. But if we place our trust in the supplier of our every need, God the Creator of all things, and the supplier of our every need as quoted in (Philippians 4:19) by the apostle Paul, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” We must then add onto this, our very existence belongs to Him, Jesus who by His sacrifice on the cross at Calvary paid in full our debts for our sins committed with regards to having the niggard’s curses, so if you will, please break this curse by allowing Christ to manage all your earthly affairs, by entrusting Him to take the niggard’s curses and free you up for a life of happiness, hopefulness, and joy in a life of all your needs met by Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit’s wisdom in all areas of spending and giving freely, so that God can maintain the lifestyle better than you can ever have done to exceeding your expectations, by declaring openly:
*”Lord Jesus, I am truly sorry for having been manipulated by the niggard’s curses to live a life of fear of losing the lifestyle I have for now and in my future. I am truly sorry Lord Jesus, and with all my trust in you, I now take your two-edged sword of your Word and with your precious blood Jesus, I now cut off all the niggard’s curses from me and my family. I cast all those curses onto you Lord Jesus, please cleanse me and my family with your precious blood, and I ask the Holy Spirit to bless me and my family with integrity and a holy boldness to enable us to receive your wisdom to enable us to know, and receive according to your will for us now and for our future, in Jesus’ name, Amen! So be it Lord Jesus, and I draw the bloodline of Jesus over the whole lots, Amen!
“Now to our God and Father be glory for ever and ever, Amen.” (Philippians 4:20) NKJV.”