In Matthew 19:16-26, we learn about the rich young man, who asks Jesus “what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
As we contemplate our Stewardship commitment for 2013, let us remember that we, as well as the rich young man, are challenged by Jesus each and every day to determine whether we are being good and faithful Stewards, of the Time, Talents and Treasures that He has provided to us. Some of us have been blessed with more than others and as a result, Jesus’ expectation is not equal giving but equal sacrifice. Sacrifice is measured differently for everyone but we must always focus on God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
No matter what happens-we will always have God watching over us
2 Corinthians 6:10 “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything”
What we must give up – nothing compared to what the Apostles gave up!
What we must face – nothing compared to what Jesus faced!
What we do – nothing compared to what God has done!