A good steward

A disciple

Matthew 25:20-21  And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Even if you consider yourself poor, you’ve been given a lot in this life.  God has provided you with time, breath, relationships, jobs, education, housing, money, talent, vehicles, luxuries. While all of the above may not be true for you, at least some of these things have been placed in your care.  They don’t belong to you, but you have the responsibility to take care of these things and make the best use of them.

Some squander everything they’ve been given, never fully utilizing their resources for the glory of God and the building of His kingdom.  But you don’t have to be one of those people.  You have a job?  Work hard as though working for the Lord and not for man. (Colossians 3:23)  You have children?  Work hard to train them up in the way they should go and when they’re older they won’t depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)  You have money?  Make it work for God. (Luke 16:9)  Married?  Husbands love your wives, (Ephesians 5:25) wives submit to your husbands. (Ephesians 5:22)  Most of all, use your time for the things of God.  You only have so much of it.

No matter what it is, it belongs to God and it’s only been put in your possession for a time.  Make the most of it for the glory of God.  Take care of what you have, but don’t worship it.  Worship the One who gave it.