We sometimes get called away from our mission to serve God by the temporary things of this world; indeed, we are irresponsible if we aren’t at least good stewards of the possessions he gives us here and now. But there is a step beyond that, where the things that are temporary consume our attention. We make a false god out of them, and we don’t repay God for His blessings with our work.

Did you know that God not only made this rule of stewardship for our good but set an example by holding to it Himself?

“Listen, you heavens, and I will speak;
And let the earth hear the words of my mouth!
May my teaching drip as the rain,
My speech trickle as the dew,
As droplets on the fresh grass,
And as the showers on the vegetation.
For I proclaim the name of the Lord;
Ascribe greatness to our God!
The Rock! His work is perfect,
For all His ways are just;
A God of faithfulness and without injustice,
Righteous and just is He.
They have acted corruptly against Him,
They are not His children, because of their defect;
But are a perverse and crooked generation.
Is this what you do to the Lord,
You foolish and unwise people?
Is He not your Father who has purchased you?
He has made you and established you.
Remember the days of old,
Consider the years of all generations.
Ask your father and he will inform you,
Your elders, and they will tell you.
When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance,
When He separated the sons of mankind,
He set the boundaries of the peoples
According to the number of the sons of Israel.
For the Lord’s portion is His people;
Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.

Deuteronomy 32:1-9

God’s people are His inheritance. He made an investment in you, spiritually speaking and he wants you to produce Spiritual results! Be fruitful with that deposit of His Spirit, and grow the Kingdom by telling others the Good News!

Ethan Kirl