Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (8th November, 2015)

Posted: November 8, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Gospel, Quiet Time, Religion, Training, Words Of Wisdom
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November 08, 2015

A STEWARD

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Luke 16:1-12

…There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.

Luke 16:1

Luke gives an account of a prodigal steward, accused of wasting the things that were placed at his disposal. The rich man is representative of God and the steward also represents the Christian. This rich man had certain goods which were in the charge of the steward.

In the same way, God has given us everything in this life to control. The Christian is the custodian of these resources. God expects the Christian to use them wisely, and will ask him to account for his stewardship.

God has placed certain things in your charge. He has put your life in your hands; He has given you parents, children, lands, trees, rivers, money and opportunities. God’s expectation is that you use them frugally. If many of us were to use wisely what God has given us, we would go very far.

Frugality is the careful and wise use of money, resources and opportunities. A frugal person is one who carefully and wisely uses money and resources. This person for instance, may eat frugal meals-that is, food which is not in excess or wastefully prepared.

A frugal person wastes nothing! Therefore frugality is the way to prosperity. The opposite of frugality is prodigality. “To be prodigal” means “to waste and to misuse money and resources”. I believe that many Christians are failing because they are wasting the resources God has given them. If you do not use the resources wisely, you will end up poor.
Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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