What things are the most important to you in this life? Is it your job, family, possessions, money, or the will and direction of the Lord in your life? Are you storing up treasures on earth, or are you storing up treasures in heaven?
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21
Think about what Jesus taught and what He said was most important. Jesus said, “You can not serve God and Money.”
So what kind of a manager are you, of the earthly things God has given? All these things we have will be gone someday. All your money and possessions have no value unless you use them in such a way that it benefits others and honors God. To build up incorruptible wealth in Heaven, and save souls
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36
You know how fast the things of this world wear out and then are worthless. You may be thinking that you have a hold on to them. You may think you must save up to sustain yourself when you are old. But it is God who owns everything and it is the Lord who will take care of you.
Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven. Proverbs 23:4-5
Do not worry about what you will eat, drink, or wear for the Lord will provide what you need. But build up true treasure in Heaven by giving what you have to those who are truly in need.
Keep an open hand on everything you own! If God wants you to give then give. If God wants you to receive than receive. But be willing to give as much of it away, as you see those in need, and then He will reward you greatly for your sacrifice.
“It is better to give than receive,” and “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.”
Give while you have a chance that you may receive a greater reward after this life. Honored and blessed is he who gives to the Lord. This is what He is trying to teach you.
1 He also said to the disciples,“There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’
3 And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4 I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’
5 So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7 Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’
8 The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.
9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings. 10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?
13 No servant 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.” Luke 16:1-13