Matthew 6:24

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Celebrated American businessman P. T. Barnum said one time, “Money is in some respects life's fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.” Money is an interesting thing to talk about. It makes some people cringe when you mention it, some will begin to cry, and others become confident in their ability to discuss its proper use. One fact that always remains true, however, is that all that we have and own is a gift from God and intended for specific purposes.  

The Scripture says that all things are the Lord’s on the earth (Psalm 24:1). Everything that you have is the Lord’s. That means that what you do have you should treat as God’s property. The problem is that our ability to apply the principles of stewardship laid down in Scripture into our modern lifestyles has been skewed by wrong influence and faulty mindsets. What happens as a result is that too often we let money become a master without even realizing it.

Are you properly managing the things God has given you, such as your family, your finances, and your resources, according to the principles of the Word? Or are you under a false assumption that God doesn’t care about the poor stewardship habits of His children?

The principles of stewardship in Scripture are meant for us to apply at all times throughout our lives. We are not given a free pass to handle what is the Lord's carelessly at any point in time. If you are a poor steward of what God has given you, then you will become a slave to money. If you abide by the principles laid down in Scripture you will be the master of your money and be able to serve the Lord as He intended.

Don’t let poor stewardship become your master. Serve the Lord and abide by the principles in the Word.

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And now, what that the… It'll be used for overseas missions to go into the foreign fields and preach to the people that hasn't got one penny. Over there, missionaries preaching the Gospel, no shoes on, no shirt, preaching the Gospel. And how could you expect people like that to sponsor a meeting? They couldn't do it. Who… How could they send for me to come over there and go back? But remember, your money that you put in will go for that purpose: to help save those that Jesus died to save.

And I know that when it's put into my hands, I'm the steward of that then, from then on. And God will make me answer for it at the day of the judgment, make me answer. So I want to be a good steward to do everything that I can.

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