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 they 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 if that is true of you, you are not trusting God, but your money. This is not how the Lord wants you to live. Besides, it is all God’s. In actuality you own nothing.
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 then receive. But be willing to give as much of it away, as you see those in need, and then He will reward you greatly in Heaven 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. To use any wealth He may give you to do good to others, to earn eternal wealth. Do not depend on money but depend on the Lord. Remember what Jesus instructed, “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.”
You can read this parable in Luke 1 but see what Jesus says about the dishonest manager.
“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. 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. 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.
If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 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 16:8-13