The Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25 speaks to the importance of maximizing our lives that God has blessed us with for the sake of investing in the kingdom. It also speaks to the to the importance of not wasting the resources that God has placed us as stewards over in this life.
14For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. 15And to one he gave five talents, to another two and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. 16Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents, 17And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. 18But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money. 19After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20“So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ 21His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’”
With this passage, we should consider two questions:
- How do we properly steward and manage the resources that God provides to us now to impact the kingdom? As stewards, we are responsible to manage our God-given resources in a way that advances the kingdom and bring Him glory.
- How do we steward and plan for the event when we leave this earth with regards to the God-given resources placed in our care? When we enter into the gates of heaven, what stewardship and estate plans do we leave behind that will maximize the use of our resources for the kingdom and our family?
Every Christian is a steward over the resources that God provides to them now to advance His kingdom. Every Christian is a steward through their estate plans for the resources left behind when they enter into heaven.
As a KBC volunteer or donor you are already giving your time or financial resources to advance the kingdom by helping us minister to children each week in public schools.
Now, through a partnership between KiDs Beach Club® and the Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation, you can formulate a plan to steward the resources that God has blessed you with during this life even beyond your death. By gifting one’s estate or leaving a portion to ministry purposes when we enter into heaven, we help advance God’s kingdom for those we leave behind for the sake of bringing Him glory.
For more information about how you can leave a legacy gift, please contact the KiDs Beach Club® office at 817-510-5885.
Published on May 15 2018 @ 3:18 PM CDT
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