Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

We Are Accountable to God for Our Finances Because All “Our” Money and Talents Are God’s

July 16, 2018

Message Summary We are all God’s stewards and His supervisor of all God’s talents and money which God has provided us during our earthly lifetime by meeting our Stewardship and Fiduciary responsibilities and accountability to Him – all that we call “our own” is from God. The author of Hebrews, in Hebrews 13:5-6, presents God’s expectations of us in the management of our finances: “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you,’ So, we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?’”. Also, John Wesley, an Anglican Priest and founder of the Methodist denomination, said in his Three Rules About Money: 1) Make as much money as you can – be industrious and diligent; 2) Save as much money as you can -- be no spendthrift and live frugally and prudently; and 3) Give away as much money as you can. That is Devine destination of money; that makes it an everlasting blessing. John Wesley’s “Rules” provide us a pathway to fulfill God’s expectations for our Stewardship and Fiduciary responsibilities.

 

Today’s Affirmation: Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Anger. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Forgiveness. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).

 

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Prayer for America”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

Website Link to the Video: “The Promise of Belief” (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA),  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): Mathew 25:14-30; Mathew 18:23-35; Mathew 6:24-25; Psalms 24:1-10.