In His Presence: Proverbs 19:17
We know that the covenant is central to God’s purpose for stewardship. God uses His people to accomplish His purposes throughout history. In Old Testament times, God provided the tabernacle in the wilderness as the center of covenantal activity for the Israelites. The twelve tribes would situate themselves around the tabernacle where the cloud of glory was. When they went into the Promised Land, a temple was built, and this became the center of covenantal activity.
Today, the center of covenantal activity is the local church. This is the epicenter of God using the covenant to manage His kingdom. First Timothy 3:15 says the church is “the pillar and support of the truth.” The local church holds God’s Word, and His people are fed there by His Word. From that nourishment, the people should be engaged in dynamic ministry so that the impact of the kingdom spreads.
According to Deuteronomy 8:18, God gives His people the power to make wealth. God isn’t against wealth, but He is against wasting it or letting it rule our lives. He wants to use what we have, and He wants to give us even more to use for the furthering of His kingdom. But the question is, can He trust us with more? Are we honoring Him with what we have right now? Ephesians 3:20-21 says: “To Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory.” Your capacity will determine the level f your blessing.
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The role of God’s people is to stand firm in His covenant.
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