Good Stewards

Jan 26, 2024 | Encouragement, Gratitude

10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much,
and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth,
who will trust you with true riches? 12 And if you have not been
trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property
of your own?”
Luke 16:10-12 NIV

If you want to get a better context for the chosen verses for today, please read the entire chapter of Luke 16. Also Luke 19 verses 11-24, tell of the ten minas.

I don’t know about you but sometimes I feel a little guilty when I read these Bible Verses.

We could all be better stewards of our money, our time, our talents, and so forth, right?

Our goal is to honour God in how we take care of the gifts He has given, but sometimes we just fall short.

Other times, perhaps we excel in stewarding what He has given us.

Probably those times we feel guilty are justified, though.

We often spend far too much on ourselves and not enough money on the poor or needy.

Perhaps we aren’t using our talents to the best of our abilities.

Or we are squandering our time on social media, coffee shops, or in stores.

If we aren’t faithful in small things, how can you or I expect to be given charge over larger things?

Each of us can make excuses as we ponder that biblical statement, yet the truth of the matter is we all have time to invest in the things of the Kingdom. That might mean fully investing in our children’s lives for a season, or our grandchildren, or the Church, or the Christian School your children attend. Serving on various committees is a great way to serve the LORD with our time.

Others might think they have no “talents” but I learned long ago (thankfully) that God helps us develop our talents if we give ourselves to Him. As we ask in prayer and trust God, He helps us to accomplish things we never knew we had the talent for. Along with that He develops us as His loved children to become more and more for Him. Just think of it we are each and ordinary person with an extraordinary God!

The beauty of it is our God uses the weak and foolish things of this world to shame the wise. Isn’t that comforting on a Friday morning in your corner of the world? See 1 Corinthians 1:27 for proof on that one. God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things — and the things that are not — to nullify the things that are, so that NO ONE MAY BOAST before Him.

And that is the beauty of our God. He takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary for His glory so no man may boast!

What are you asking God to help you steward today?

Please remember and believe with me, God is extraordinary and what He can accomplish through you as you give yourself in surrender to Him will be nothing short of amazing!

After all, He can take our talent and multiply it so we can bear fruit, sometimes a hundred times more, sometimes sixty times more, and sometimes thirty times more. (Matthew 13:23)

That is something worth investing in.

God’s Kingdom, is it the treasure of our hearts and are we stewarding it well?

Let’s ask for God’s help in all of this and may it always be for His name’s sake alone.

Not ours.

 

 

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