Living A Stewardship Life
Everything we have is a gift from God, and in return, we should respond with gratitude.
What can destroy you?
In Mark 4, Jesus spoke about the obstacles that a farmer faces when planting his crop. Occasionally, the seed will start growing and appear to be healthy, but when weeds grow up alongside the seed and kill the harvest.
There was nothing wrong with the seed the farmer planted. It was healthy, sturdy, and strong but still encountered a problem. Like the seed, we also encounter weeds that make our lives unfruitful: Worry, greed, and envy. Jesus warned the crowd that some will hear His message and believe, but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desires for other things will come in and choke the message from them (Mark 4:19).
When these three areas affect our walk with God and our faith in Him, they will choke out God’s words, making them unfruitful in our lives. Becoming preoccupied with worry, wealth, and what others have, causes us to miss the true meaning of life. Wealth is a tool to meet needs and help others. When we use it for this purpose, we will see a great harvest of miracles in our lives.
Think about this:
- Where do you go for financial advice? What role does the Bible play in your financial decisions?
- Do you remember the worst financial decision you ever made? What influenced that decision?
- How can you protect yourself against weeds such as worry, greed and envy?
Originally published in February 2022 by Great Bend First Christian Church.