by Jason Cruise
We often think of faith as placing our trust in God, and that is, in effect, the definition of faith. To trust in "what is not seen." There is an area, however, where God is looking to see if He can trust you ... and it's found in your money.
He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you? And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. - Luke 16:10-12
God is not against you making a profit. In fact, God is not offended by profit at all.
He's offended by pouring out His blessings on His people only to watch them balk at His goodness by refusing to honor His word about monetary obedience. We often pray for God "bless" us with more. Why should He? If you are not faithful with what you already have, then why should He funnel more wealth your way only to watch you continue in your unfaithfulness? God will not be a perpetrator to your sin. It's against His nature.
God calls us to trust Him with the money He gives us. Do not be led to believe that He cannot provide for you should you be faithful to Him. In the end, every man must come to a simple conclusion: will I trust God with His commands to tithe out of obedience, or will I tight-grip the money He gave me because I do not trust His return?
In the end, you are forced to choose, because you cannot "server two masters."