Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The Bible is filled with warnings. We easily develop misdirected priorities and waste our energies by focusing on the wrong things. Proverbs reminds us, “riches are not forever.” All the material things are just temporary. Stressing this principle, Jesus taught, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.” Instead, He urged us to “store up for yourselves treasures in heaven” (Matthew 6:19-20). We are to invest in the things that will last.

We constantly must remember that all earthly things are temporary and will eventually fade away. This is true for every form of the world’s riches – honors and assets, achievements and possessions. While having a balanced attitude toward these things, we also are called to be good stewards of the resource we have been given. We are not to allow things to possess our hearts and minds. But God also looks to see how we manage our resources.

Are we responsible? Good planners? How have we invested the seeds we have been given? Have we developed our gifts and taken advantage of the opportunities God has provided for us?

Let God evaluate your priorities. Be thankful for the gifts that you have been given. Don’t allow material possessions and accolades to possess your heart and mind, but seek to be good stewards. Remember you have been blessed, so you can be a blessing to others.