Stewards of the Almighty
- Bible study
- Christian Evidences
- Christian Living
- Dr Desmond Ford
- New Testament
Sep 8, 2015 880
‘For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might be-come rich’ (2 Cor. 8:9).
We are all stewards of the Almighty. God has not only given us the resources, he has also given us the ability to get wealth. To forget that we are his stewards is crass folly. We shouldn’t be nervous when people remind us of our obligations with our wealth. In the recorded things of Jesus, about one verse in every six talks about money or possessions. About half of his parables do the same.
The Bible is just full of warnings against being absorbed with things. Man cannot live without things, but he who lives for things alone is not a man but a beast. Things cannot satisfy the heart. One can toss a hundred thousand worlds into the sun and there would still be room for more. We can put into our hearts all this world has to offer and there would still be a great vacuum.
Every Christian should have as his dearest desire, the longing to give all he can to foster the gospel of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Scripture says: ‘For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might be- come rich’ (2 Cor. 8:9). Our Lord Jesus exchanged all heaven for a cow-shed and a cross. As we behold that, what shall we withhold from him?