June 20, 2024

Luke 16:10-13 (HCSB)
10 Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much. 11 So if you have not been faithful with the unrighteous money, who will trust you with what is genuine?12 And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to someone else, who will give you what is your own? 13 No household slave can be the slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t be slaves to both God and money.”

Michael Jackson

The lesson title for this week is Wait in Faithfulness. So why are we reading a scripture about serving God or money? Here’s a shocker. Waiting for Jesus to return requires more than just .... waiting. God gives us a whole life to live. And a lot of it is AFTER we get saved. So. The obvious question next is ........what do I do with the rest of my life? You live. Duh. You’re welcome. It’s the ‘how’ you live that matters when you are a believer, and the ‘how’ you handle the teachings of God’s Word in your life. Simply put, when Jesus said you can’t serve God and money, He just meant your motivation and focus in the life you have been given is going to be driven by either the One who gave you life, or the things in life that can easily become obsessions that can cause your focus to drift away from Him. The Bible is our operator’s manual, God’s own word to us. Jesus is our direct connection to an eternal existence. The Holy Spirit is our guide. We have a life to live, and as a Christian, waiting on our turn to be in Heaven doesn’t mean waiting like in the waiting room at the doctor. It means being a productive good human representing our Creator in the ways He has asked us to. There’s more to do in God’s waiting room than in your local doctor’s. Go do some of it and do it well.

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