Does your walk match your talk?
Solomon advocated that we demonstrate God is our Purpose when our resources go up. The author of Proverbs clarified the purposes of God: “The LORD works out everything for his own ends — even the wicked for a day of disaster” (Proverbs 16:4). God has a purpose for our resources before we get them. When our resources build up, it is important that we seek God to discover His purpose.
In order to be wise and generous, we must walk worthily of the resources that God purposefully built up in our storehouses. This means that our walk matches our talk. Consequently, we: (1) steward, (2) save, and are (3) shrewd and harmless with our resources.
What does it mean to be a steward of our resources?
When we walk worthily, we recognize that God owns all the resources, and we merely steward our wealth for His purpose. Solomon penned: “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).
God’s primary purpose is to advance His kingdom in the hearts and lives of people.
After Solomon’s father David had collected the funds for the Temple that would glorify God, he prayed: “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all” (1 Chronicles 29:11).
King David saw himself as a steward. His legacy was a man after God’s own heart, one that God honored as part of the lineage of the Messiah.
Consider your legacy. Are you walking worthily of the resources God has given you by stewarding them for His kingdom? First, be strategic and intentional with the use of your time, talent, and treasure to advance the cause of Christ. Treat people with this purpose in mind. Second, join with a cause that develops His heart in others. It might be a ministry at your local church, a Christian school, or a university. It could be a homeless shelter, a youth ministry, or an effort to restore those rescued from human trafficking. When your walk matches your talk, you will discover God as your purpose in all your resources.
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The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse
Season 2 : Episode 1
Originally aired January 9, 2011