Day 2: Ownership

At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenant so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed — Luke 20:10

Read the whole passage in Luke 20:9-16

We are the tenants of this world, the renters of this planet. We did not make it, and we do not own it. We have been given the responsibility to rule it, to care for it, and to make it prosper. But the cows on the hills, the stone in the streets, and the money in our pockets are not our own. They are his. This changes everything. No longer must we be generous with our things, but we are stewards of his things. No longer are we seekers of wealth and prosperity; we are caretakers of his interests on this planet. Making money, growing business, improving our community–all are good things but for a different reason, for his reason, for his purpose. How often do we view our wealth as a means to his end, our goods, and opportunities as an avenue for God’s kingdom? How often do we invest and prosper with God’s goals in mind? Would this not change our budget to an investment portfolio, something to grow, to manage, and to use with purpose and foresight?

Talk with God

God, give me the wisdom to use my money and wealth with your ends in mind, with your kingdom as the goal.

Live it. How will you live more Second today?

Tell it. How will you share what you have learned?

Tweet using #IASownership to share your thoughts.

From the book “live second: 365 ways to make Jesus first”

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