3 Financial Lessons From the Parable of the Talents

Day 3 of 3 • This day’s reading


Day 3: Our Money Is Not Our Own

We enter into the world with nothing and we leave with nothing.

One of the first lessons that I learned a few years ago that really changed the way I thought about money was simply this: none of it is mine. It is all God’s. I have the privilege and opportunity to be a steward of what He has given me.

Stewardship is something that I hear a lot of talk about, but not a lot of understanding. I truly believe that understanding what stewardship is and how it applies to our lives will change the way we make decisions each and every day.

If we really understand what it means to be stewards, we will begin to not only see our lives change, but also the world around us. Like all other Biblical principles, tremendous benefit is gained by following them.

Once I began looking at my money this way, it changed my whole financial outlook and helped me to be more focused on pleasing God with the money entrusted to me.

Even if we spent our lives and ignored our responsibility as stewards, we still can’t take any of it with us. We might as well try to better the lives of those around us and store up treasures in heaven rather than down here on earth. 

When we understand this, we are able to partner with God to do His work on the earth. When we are no longer attached to money because we know who it belongs to, we are free to obey the Lord when He calls us to do something where money is required. In this way, we can be the hands and feet of Jesus on the earth. 

Let’s pray the revelation of this passage of scripture fills our hearts and changes us on the inside so we may bring forth His plan and show His love to those around us. 

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