E-Devotional-Week 21

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Kentucky Baptist Foundation Funding the Great Commission



By: Barry G. Allen- President & CEO

Our older son, Justin, has been an entrepreneur/salesman since the first grade.  It was time for the first grade to have its fundraising drive.  The reward for the top wrapping paper salesperson was a 35mm camera.  He wanted more than anything to win that camera.  Every afternoon he went door-to-door selling wrapping paper.  One afternoon he went dressed in a coat and tie.  One neighbor told my wife later she could not resist buying from him because he looked so nice. 
Now Justin obviously had never read books like How to Win Friends and Influence People, or Think and Grow Rich.  However, he demonstrated at an early age some qualities that will be most useful to him throughout his life if properly channeled.  His mother and I have encouraged him to use his God-given ability to earn all the money he can earn with honesty and integrity, because as a Christian steward, the more he earns, the more he can give for the cause of Christ.
What did Jesus have to say about this?  In Luke 12:48, Jesus said, “Unto whom much is given, of him shall much be required.”  Along with the other important lessons in life, we have tried to teach our two sons “success in life is measured not in acquisition but in contribution.”  Having money results in tremendous responsibility as well as great opportunity.
Prayer Focus: Ask God to help you to grow in your understanding of Jesus’ teaching about the correct use of the financial resources God has entrusted to you.
Next Focus: Tell Your Children About Money

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