Be Courageous and Build Kingdom Wealth

When Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem, the people were thinking the kingdom of God was going to appear at once. Jesus then tells the disciples The Parable of the Ten Minas in Luke 19:11-28. In this parable, one servant did not maximize his master’s gains because he was afraid to take a risk and make the money multiply.

He lacked the faith to step out and do what would produce the best return. His concept of the world was one of unfairness; that what we are given will be taken away and that the future would be difficult. On the other hand, some servants trusted. Each one was given an equal amount but some were faithful to multiply what the king had given.

Our concept should be the same today as we wait for the King’s return. When the Lord returns, we will be held to account for how we took care of what has been given to us to manage so we should strive to be good stewards of our time and resources. We should be obedient and serve the Lord the best we can and build kingdom wealth.

Jesus has invested so much into each of us and it is our responsibility to be obedient and provide service to our fellow brothers and sisters. We are to help each other and be concerned for each other’s welfare. We are to trust in His guidance and share the message of the Gospel; that God wants what is best for us.

I remember a small kitten showing up at our house a couple of years ago. We were concerned because we thought it didn’t have a home. It was during the midsummer heat wave in Texas and the kitten didn’t have food or water. Later, we found out that it was our neighbor’s new kitten. The kitten was not afraid because it had a home just like we should not be afraid because Jesus has a home for each of us.

This day with God, be willing to step out and make sure you are doing something significant. Don’t be one to hold back and make excuses for not sharing the gospel message. Take your talent and do something with it. Don’t’ be afraid but be courageous; knowing that Jesus has a home for you.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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