Saturday, March 11, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Use Your Resources Wisely








Saturday March 11

Bible Reading:     James 5: 1 - 12

Topic:         Use Your Resources Wisely

James teaches today that wealth is given by God on trust, to be used for the fulfillment and establishment of His Kingdom here on earth and we will be judged according to our faithfulness in dispensing with it (James 5: 2-3). He reminds us of one of the profound teachings of Jesus Christ on the Mount "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy .... but in Heaven where neither moth nor rust destroy" (Matt. 6: 19 - 24)

This message is not for the rich alone, however since we all have our deposits of divine endowment - be it wealth, skills or talents.

Whatever they are, we must use them to glorify God not to impress others or to gratify self (Matt. 25: 31-46)

God intends that  we use whatever grace given to us to assist the less privileged, the fatherless and the widows through scholarships and empowerment.

He also wants us to support His work.

How are you using God's wealth, skills or talents at your disposal?
Are you using them to help others and thereby invest in eternity or just to satisfy yourself?

Remember that one day, you will give account on how you use what the Lord has given to you.

Prayer:
Grant me O God, wisdom to use my resources to the Glory of Your Name through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Memory verse:   James 5: 12
"But above all things my Brethren, swear not, neither by Heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath; but let your yea be yea and your nay, nay; lest you fall into condemnation"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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