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“Jesus asks for everything.” – Francis Chan, Crazy Love

How absurd does it sound to give up everything and give it over to Jesus?

Let me rephrase that.

How absurd does it sound to an atheist to give up everything and give it over to Jesus?

How absurd does it sound to someone who does not even know Jesus to give up everything and give it over to Jesus?

Should that also apply to Christians, though?

David did not think so.  In preparation for the building of the temple, David oversaw the collection of an abundance of resources.  In response, David acknowledged that all of it already belonged to God.

LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you. – 1 Chronicles 29:16 (NIV)

Jesus simply answered the question with simplicity.  One of His responses is captured in the Gospel of Matthew.  Look at His words, then look at how you handle the Lord’s resources.

19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)

 

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Lord of All

‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the LORD Almighty. – Haggai 2:8 (NIV)
The declaration of the Lord is that the precious metals and jewels- what we call “riches”- are all His. What we need to learn is that we need to manage what God has allowed us to have according to God’s principles and precepts. Imagine if let the Lord truly be Lord over al that we had in our lives. How different would our walk be from day to day if we let the Lord just be the Lord in our lives? Try it out. Let Him be Lord of all that you have and see if things don’t turn out better for you.

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