TOOL OR MEDAL 9
_Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons.
The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.
God's will for his sons and daughters is for them to abide under his wings, to learn the principles that encompasses the tool of Stewardship, until we learn the tool(Stewardship), then we can be ready to expand his franchise to the ends of the earth.
The prodigal son, according to the scripture above seek to cut short that process of learning Stewardship as a tool for wealth under the wings of his father.
He proposed that his share of inheritance be given to him , so he can use it as medal in the society.
His action depicts our unfortunate actions as Christians in life, where we seek independence of Gods control over our career, relationships and finance etc .
The secular knowledge affords you the opportunity to earn resources, higher position at work and as well attained business success, but the understanding that affords us the proper knowledge that wealth is not a medal, rather it is a tool that is encapsulated in stewardship, is birthed when we learn under God.
If we cut short that process of learning the tool of Stewardship under God. Thus, the management of what ever resource under us becomes a bait of destruction instead of blessing.
Cutting short any process that is meant to bring out our capacity as stewards, bring with it an avalanche of consequences. These consequences includes wastefulness, becoming a financier of sinful projects and as well as reducing our ourselves below Gods standard of living for us.
The kingdom franchise is premise on the tool of stewardship rather than ownership. We ought to therefore abide under the lordship of our father, if we are to live as true stewards in Gods kingdom.
Inheritance or acquisition of wealth in Gods kingdom, hedges on the faithfulness of those sons and daughters who are found worthy steward. Therefore, we ought to learn the tool of stewardship, so we can become comfortable, be kingdom financier and as well expand Gods own franchise to the ends of the earth.