God’s Gift of Stuff (James 1:16-17, Psalm 112:1-3, Psalm 24:1, Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 13:16, 1 Timothy 6:17-18, Acts 2:44-45, Nehemiah 8:10, Philippians 4:11-12)
God gives us stuff to use for His glory. Material gifts from God prompt us to praise Him.
The guiding question- How may I glorify God with my stuff?
1. It’s not actually “my” stuff, it’s God’s, you are a steward.
2. Use/Enjoy/Share stuff for edification (to build up others).
3. Don’t hoard stuff.
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16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. (ESV)
112:1 Praise the Lord!
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
who greatly delights in his commandments!
2 His offspring will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in his house,
and his righteousness endures forever. (ESV)
A Psalm of David.
24:1 The earth is the Lord‘s and the fullness thereof,
the world and those who dwell therein, (ESV)
16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. (ESV)
16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. (ESV)
1 Timothy 6:17-18
17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, (ESV)
44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. (ESV)
10 Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (ESV)
11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. (ESV)