Nehemiah 13:13 And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah: and next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah: for they were counted faithful, and their office was to distribute unto their brethren.
We are not just treasuries, but also treasurers. Men and women that can be trusted to look after and invest very wisely that which belongs to God. In the parable of the talents we see what God expects – profit. A decent profit is the fruit of our industry, labors and diligence when we trade God’s treasures in our hands. We earn more gifts when we use the ones we already have … and we sense God’s well done in our lives. Be careful of envying others because gifts differ – we are not blessed equally, but God knows what each can handle and makes no mistakes. To whom more is given do you know more is also expected.
There is a day of accounting when we shall be asked, what did we do with all the graces we freely received? How did our experiences bless someone else? The wealth that we have, did it benefit only us – or did we obey God to channel it to divinely selected ventures? I sense at the day of judgment, many fail because of mismanaging divinely given graces and treasures … so many squandered opportunities to do good that were not used.
Mat_25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
Verses for further meditation
Ezra 7:20; Luke 12:21
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders can be trusted with that which belongs to another
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, thank you for all your graces and goodness freely given to me for your glory. Amen
As Nehemiah’s wall was built, so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste. Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts. I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.
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