WHY DO WE OFTEN MISS LIVING AN EXPONENTIAL LIFE?
WE ARE CONSUMED BY THE TEMPORARY – RATHER THAN FOCUSED ON THE ETERNAL
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above,
where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above,
not on earthly things. Colossians 3:1-2
LIVING WITH ETERNAL FOCUS
GOD OWNS EVERYTHING
“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property.” Matthew 25:14 ESV
The tithe is a declaration of God’s ownership.
“One-tenth of the produce of the land, whether grain from the fields or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord and must be set apart to him as holy.” Leviticus 27:30 NLT
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:36 NASB
YOU WILL GIVE AN ACCOUNT
“Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.” Matthew 25:19 ESV
… Remember, we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For the Scriptures say, “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will declare allegiance to God.’” Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God.” Romans 14:10-12 NLT
“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.” Revelation 22:12
TO BECOME A FAITHFUL STEWARD, WE MUST SEE OURSELVES AS KINGDOM INVESTORS RATHER THAN EARTHLY SPENDERS.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21 NASB
“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” Matthew 25:21 ESV
Talk It Over
- How would your life change if you lived like everything belongs to God?
- Read Matthew 6:19-21. What are you doing now that you think Jesus will celebrate when you meet Him in Heaven?
- What would make you able to invest more in the things that make an eternal impact?