Everything is The Lord’s -Part 2

In a previous blog post (January 14), we observed how Scripture teaches that everything is the Lord’s because He is the Creator of all things. Everything that we have is provided to us by God. If all things are God’s, then we are stewards of everything He has provided us. A steward is someone entrusted with managing something.

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are to be good stewards of the time, talents, and resources that the Lord has provided to us. When we give monetarily for the right reasons, we demonstrate our heart’s attitude that God will faithfully provide for our needs.

 

In Mark 12:41 – 44, Jesus was sitting in the temple looking at the people who were putting money in the treasury. A contrast is quickly drawn between the large portions from some and that of the small amount from one widow. The amount she provided was two copper coins (a fraction of a penny today). Amazingly, Jesus stated that she had given the most! It wasn’t the amount, but rather her gift reflected that she fully trusted the Lord to provide for her needs.

 

Giving provides us with a genuine litmus test as to how much faith we have that the Lord will provide for us. Reflecting on giving should cause us to take the time to praise the Lord for His continual provision for our church and us.

 

Blessings,

 

Pastor Steven