And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
In This Episode, We Look At:
The lord of these servants knew their work ethic very well.
We see that their lord distributed to each servant his wealth according to the faithfulness they have previously displayed.
We see that he displayed grace by giving a portion to his servant that perhaps had not previously displayed faithfulness while in his presence—yet he gave him an opportunity to be faithful in his absence.
God has called all of His children to be faithful stewards in every area that He has entrusted us with.
God knows our individual hearts and He knows if we are faithful or unfaithful. He gives to each of us according to our varying levels of faithfulness and trustworthiness.
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. Luke 16:10
Are we currently faithful with what God has already entrusted to us as opposed to waiting for more before we start honoring Him?
The starting place for financial faithfulness…
As we acknowledge that everything belongs to the Lord, we need to also acknowledge that the tithe is the Lord’s.
The heart that desires to cheerfully honor the Lord with finances will find that there will be more to honor the Lord with.
There is that scattereth and yet increaseth. Proverbs 11:24a
…And he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 2 Corinthians 9:6b
Today’s Resources and Links:
Books referenced in this episode:
If God is Good, by Randy Alcorn
The Root of Riches, by Chuck Bentley
One Thing You Can Do Today to Improve Your Faith and Finances:
Purpose to honor the Lord with what He has currently entrusted you with. God works through those whose hearts desire to do more for the kingdom of God.
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