WE WILL GIVE ACCOUNT TO GOD AS TO HOW WE USED HIS RESOURCES ENTRUSTED TO US!
The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the LORD of hosts. —Haggai 2:8
The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. —Psalm 27:1
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.” —I Corinthians 10:26
We are only stewards, managers of what our Lord has given us responsibility over. All is His— the silver, the gold, the people… all of the earth… all of Creation (Genesis chapter 1). The Owner has a right to do with whatever He wants with what He owns. All is His so “You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, “You did not make me”? Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing”? (Isaiah 29:16). All is His to do what He pleases with— the silver, the gold, the people… all of the earth… all of Creation… you!
So, since all the silver and gold are His… What are you doing with it? —
“Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. “ ‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ —Matthew 25:14-30
So… how are you investing in what is His? Are you being selfish with it or are you being wise and generous? Just as in this parable above, we will give an account of how we lived with, lived in and utilized His resources entrusted to us. Dear Father, please help me to be wise and generous. May this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of You Son Jesus. So may it be! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-ZfKMaPJmc