Whenever we lose sight of Spiritual history, the present has less value. If you want to learn how to take something you didn’t pay a price for and gain value for it, then you need to increase it. By taking something given to you and increasing it, you are now paying the price for another generation. But if you only take what has been given to you and maintain it by stewarding it at the same level, then you’re not paying a price for the next generation.
Jesus Christ said more about money than about any other single thing because, when it comes to a man’s real nature, money is of first importance. Money is an exact index to a man’s true character. All through Scripture there is an intimate correlation between the development of a man’s character and how he handles his money.
Legacy is something that’s earned in the past and given to the next generation as a gift.
January 16, 2020
What God gives us is not necessarily “ours” but only ours to offer back to him, ours to relinquish, ours to lose, ours to let go of, if we want to be our true selves. Many deaths must go into reaching our maturity in Christ, many letting goes.
If God gave it to me,” we say “it’s mine. I can do what I want with it.” No. The truth is that it is ours to thank Him for and ours to offer back to Him, ours to relinquish, ours to lose, ours to let go of – if we want to find our true selves, if we want real Life, if our hearts are set on glory.
What you do with your resources in this life is your autobiography.
Is your place a small place? Tend it with care; He set you there. Is your place a large place? Guard it with care! He set you there. Whate’er your place, it is not yours alone, but His who set you there.
Economy is half the battle of life; it is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well.