“Honour the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce.” Proverbs 3:9
The Bible says that someone, who is faithful with a little thing, will be faithful with much (Luke 16:9-11). However, It appears that it can be easy to forget that God create the world we live in and us as well. He created the air we breathe, the sun that warms the earth, and plants and animals for food. He is the one that gave us our brains to think, he placed different gifts and skills in each one of us, and gave us each unique personalities.
It is only because of His great mercy, that when we start to think we genuinely accomplished something on our own, He doesn’t prove to us how dependent we are on Him. Although there are times when it takes losing things for us to realizes this. The Bible says, “the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it,” (Psalm 24:1) we are merely stewards of things that He owns.
As stewards, we have a responsibility to use what we have been given wisely. Just like in the parable of the talents, it is up to us how we use what we have been given. We can choose to bury it like the “lazy” steward or we can make more from what we have been given like the “good” stewards.
Are you a good steward of your time, money, health, family, education, work? To live right way up, if this upside down world, we need to remind ourselves continually that everything, we have is God’s and we need to value and treasure them.