“Engage in business until I come.” (Luke 19:13)
Stewardship is a practical way to live out holiness. In the Parable of the Minas each individual was given the same amount of money, but rewarded differently as to how they used it.
“Engage in business until I come” was the Master’s admonition. What is Jesus’ call to us today? Stewardship is more than recycling cans, caring for the earth God created, and giving generously to the church. Though these are all things we all should do.
Stewardship is a whole-life thing!! We are all given this amazing gift of life to be used for His glory and restoring His Kingdom. Each of us has been blessed in a unique way. We are blessed to be a blessing.
I remember hearing this quote as a college student, and it continues to challenge me today: “I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.” What has God entrusted to you that you need to employ to help the poor? To whom do you need to give the precious gift of your time? How has the Lord gifted you that can help reduce the suffering of the oppressed? What is Christ’s business of love that He needs you to be about?
There has never been a more blessed generation on earth, but we still only have one life to live.
~ John Morley
NHIM Vice President