Matthew 25:19-23 – ‘After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money. The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of gold said, ‘Sir, you gave me five bags of gold to invest, and I have doubled the amount.’ The master was full of praise, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’
Next came the servant who had received the two bags of gold, with the report, ‘Sir, you gave me two bags of gold to invest, and I have doubled the amount.’ The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’’ (emphasis added)
It is important to put your knowledge into action. No action is disobedience if you know that God would have you do something.
Let’s get something straight: any money you have on this earth comes from God. He has provided it to you and He can take it away. Whilst you have it, be sure to use it wisely! If you choose to do nothing with it or even to squander it, then you are not being a wise steward of what He has entrusted to you.
Secondly, wealth is a responsibility. As we learn to invest it wisely and earn returns, God will expect us to use this money in a wise way to benefit His church and His children. With wealth comes responsibility.
God is excited when we invest His finances wisely and earn a return – it means we have increased the value of what He’s given us! We can now do more for Him on this earth. That is a cause for celebration!
It is my prayer for you:
- That you will never forget that all the money you have comes from God
- That you would recognise wealth as an incredible responsibility
- That God will celebrate because of you when you invest wisely and are able to impact more for Christ on this earth
Lord, thank you so much for the responsibility of being wealthy. Thank you that I have the abilities and knowledge to acquire wealth over time. Help me to do this, and then to go on to bless others greatly with my finances.
Learn to give! God will only give it to you, if He can get it through you! Make a list of ways you can give to others and act on it.