Lets make it personal! What a thought. When we consider this whole issue of being good stewards of our resources, we should always remember the discussion between the land owner and the three servants concerning how well they handled the talents that they were entrusted with (Mat 25:15).
In Malachi 3:10 God challenges us concerning our giving. God promises us that He will bless us when we are obedient to His word (Ps. 19:11). I could list so many more verses concerning our stewardship but I believe you get the idea.
God wants to bless us and expects us to be obedient to His word. Simple stuff. So what is the problem?
I believe the root issue with many is the basic lack of faith. We simply do not believe that if we accept the challenge of Malachi 3:10 God will keep His word!
Isn’t it interesting that people are willing to believe that God will take us to heaven and spend an eternity there with us but struggle with being obedient to such small and simply things here on earth during our short stay in this earthly body?
We should all pray and ask God to strengthen our faith as we face our everyday struggles. Remember that without faith, it is impossible to please God. (Heb 11:6).
Lets all strive to lay up treasures in heaven and be ready for our rewards.
Larry will facilitate the class with the last lesson in “Money Wise”.
Remember to pick up a copy of the book “Just Walk Across the Room” and read the fist part for our class week after next.
- Focus on your thirty day goal. How are you doing?
- Keep on with your daily reading and devotions. Spending quality time with God daily is key to a good relationship.
- Hide God’s Word in your heart through scripture memorization and meditation.
“Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.”
(Prov. 2:9-11, NIV)
May the Lord richly bless you each one,