1 Cor. 7:29-31 “I tell you, brothers, the time is running out. From now on, let those…buying as not owning, those using the world as not using it fully. For the world in its present form is passing away.
Paul exhorts us to live differently than the rest of society. But, how do we do this? We do this by living a life of Stewardship. It gives us the perfect framework for how to order our lives.
Stewardship is counter-cultural. Our culture tells us to look out for ourselves, to go for the gusto and get all we can. It tells us to pay ourselves first, and that to be happy and successful, we must save up hundreds of thousands if not millions in our investment accounts. But as Christians, we live in God’s culture. We are disciples of Jesus Christ. As disciples, we are other-centered and self-sacrificing. As good stewards we put God first in our lives, in every facet of our lives – including first with money. We pay God first!
Be counter-cultural! Decide today to fully embrace stewardship – God first in all areas of your life Time, Talent, and Treasure. Try Him in this and see if He won’t pour out blessings without measure (Mal. 3:10). Hurry, because time is running out. The world in its present form is passing away.
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