A 12 part series discussing stewardship.
By: Barry G. Allen
Enjoy the resources God has entrusted to you; share them to help others and invest them in ways that touch peoples’ lives in the name of Christ.
1 Timothy 6:17 – 19 “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of life that is truly life.”
Paul reminds us arrogance is the antithesis of humility. What the world/culture has made a virtue, Paul reminds us is a vice.
There is nothing inherently evil about having financial resources; it’s only if we put our hope in them that we miss the point. Paul says we can only enjoy what God has entrusted to us, if we have it in proper perspective.
We should consider our financial resources as a stewardship responsibility – true riches consist in generosity toward others.
Finally, Paul said the only way to get our treasures into heaven is to invest them in that which is going to heaven. Coal, cattle, land, stocks, bonds and the like are not going to heaven. Men, women, boys and girls are going to heaven.