Who owns your money?

By Randell Tiongson on June 19th, 2019

 

 

Who really owns our money?

When we work hard for something, we feel a sense of ownership over it. Whether we’re working for our salary or business, or raising kids at home, we see the results of our hard work as ours. But the truth is that the earth and everything in it belongs to the Lord. I have long accepted the truth that we don’t own anything—not our houses, our cars, our assets or investments. Everything we have is a blessing from the Lord, and what we do with it matters to Him.

Because our money belongs to God, we have a responsibility to manage it well. In Matthew 25, Jesus tells the story of a master who gave money to several servants. One servant did a bad job managing what he was given, so God took His money from that servant and gave it to another who had been diligent.

God trusts us to manage what we are given and to manage it well. When we prove ourselves trustworthy with what God has given us, I believe He can trust us with more! Next time you make plans with your money, remember that the Lord owns it and that will drastically affect your decisions.

Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it. – Deuteronomy 10:14, ESV

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