Human interaction is not without its difficulties. Given enough time there will eventually be disputes which pit one person against another. Many, but not all, human disputes have to do with property. For example, people dispute the rightful possession of property, who is responsible if property is stolen or damaged or goes missing, and many more questions besides.Read More
Do you remember the first time you got to stay at home alone for a weekend? There’s something heady about being trusted.
What is the sensation? Is it feeling the power of choice … the freedom to do whatever you want – whenever you want? In the back of your mind you know what your parents expect. They look around when they come home and give EACH OTHER a high five!Read More freedom, stewardship
There’s a joke of a future scientist who approaches God with the claim that he can make a human. He challenges God to a contest on who can make the best one. God agrees. The scientist bends down to scoop some dust to make his person. “No, no,” God says. “You go and make your own dust.”
It’s a comical reminder that there is nothing in this world that is not our Creator’s: not the dust of the earth or anything on it.Read More stewardship, Possessions
Proverbs is full of practical observations and counsel regarding stewardship and material wellbeing. This passage refers to two seemingly contrasting attributes: generosity and moderation.
Generosity is implied when the teacher notes, “Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered” (v 13).Read More generosity, stewardship
Government projects are notorious for dragging on. So it’s not surprising that King Joash’s taxpayer funded renovation project gets off to a bad start, even though it’s a plan to restore a national monument as well as something far greater: the centre of worship of Almighty God.
Was the problem honesty?Read More offering, stewardship