August 18

“Can’t Bring Your Money to Heaven”

By Kristen Dunn

 

We have all heard that phrase “you can’t bring your money to heaven”. It might make you giggle or maybe you brush it off because you have heard grandma say it a hundred times. With that phrase, comes a question…what do we do with it?

I remember when Michael and I took a financial class, and, in the first lesson, the instructor said, “What would you do with your money if you weren’t a slave to your debt?” Wow! That shook me in all kinds of crazy ways.

You see, God has entrusted us with this gift and He trusted us to manage it wisely. Money’s value is limited so we need to recognize its limits and be willing to use it for others. Our possessions are a huge responsibility! They test our character, our values and our stewardship.

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? Luke 16:10-11

I know that I want to be wise, to be known as giver and to be trustworthy! What do you want?


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