It’s a new year. Perhaps you make resolutions. Here’s one you may want to add — Honor the Lord with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest; Proverbs 3:9
The things you have.
The things you earn.
How do we honor God with them?
Consider the following questions.
Does our work honor God?
Are we diligent, honest, and dependable?
Do we work as though God were our supervisor?
As though He would give us our evaluation?
Does our work ethic set us apart?
Or do we just get by?
Is our job an opportunity to serve others
Or further our interests?
Do our possessions help us serve God
Or distract us from Him?
Are we focused on acquisition?
Do we need more and more space to hold it?
How much time do we spend caring for things
Compared to caring for others?
Are we generous or tight?
Do we save or does money run through our fingers?
Are we frugal or extravagant?
Where do we do business?
Where do we invest?
Whom and what do we support?
Is our faith and security in our retirement?
Is our confidence in the economy?
Do we worry about our debt?
Resolve not to set your “hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God, who richly provides us with all things to enjoy.” 1 Timothy 6:17