Our time on earth and our energy, intelligence, opportunities, relationships, and resources are all gifts from God that he has entrusted to our care and supervision. We are stewards of whatever God gives us. This concept of stewardship begins with the identification that God is the holder of everything and everyone on earth. The bible says, “The world and all that is in it belong to the LORD; the earth and all who live on it are his.”
We never really own anything during our concise stay on earth. God just loans the earth to us while were here. It was God’s possessions before you inwards and God will loan it to someone else after you die. You just get to take pleasure in it for a while.
“[God] blessed them, and said, ‘have many children, so that your descendants will live all over the earth and bring it under their control. I am putting you in change.’”
The first job God gave humans was to deal with and mind of God’s “stuff ” on earth. This task has never been rescinded. It is a part of our objective today. Everything we enjoy is to be treated as a trust that God has placed in our hands. The bible says, “What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if all you have is from God, why boast as though you have accomplished something on your own?”
Our philosophy says, “If you don’t own it, you won’t take care of it.” But Christians live by a higher standard: “Because God owns it, I must take care the best care of it that I can.” The bible says, “those who are trusted with something valuable must show they are worthy of that trust.” Jesus frequently referred to life as a trust and told lots of stories to exemplify this responsibility just before God.
At the end of your life on earth you will be evaluated and pleased according to how will you handled what God entrusted to you. That way everything you do, even easy daily chores, has ceaseless implications. If you delight everything as a trust, God promises rewards in eternity. You will be given God’s assertion: He say, “Good job! Well done!” Next, you will receive a promotion and be given greater task in eternity: “I will put you in charge of many things.” Then you will be honored with a celebration: “Come and share your Master’s happiness.”
Most people neglect to grasp that money is both a trial and a trust from God. God uses finances to edify us to trust Him, and for many people, money is the most tests of all. God watches how we use money to test how reliable we are. The bible says, “If you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?”
This is an awfully crucial reality. God says there is a through relationship involving how I used my money and the worth of my spiritual life. How I deal with my money (“worldly wealth”) determines how much God can trust me with spiritual blessings (“true riches”). Let me ask you: Is the way you organize your money preventing God from doing more in your life? Can you be trusted with spiritual possessions?
Jesus said, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” Life is a test and a trust, and
the more God gives you, the more trustworthy he expects you to be.