Monday, June 28, 2010

Heavenly Bankers

Jesus tells of a man who gives his servants money to manage until his return. In the story when the man returns he condemns a fearful servant for making no attempt do anything with what he was given. The servant was fired with the statement:
"Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury." - Matthew 25:27
Jesus says the man of the story is, actually, the Kingdom of Heaven. We, as members of that Kingdom through Christ are, probably, the servants of the story.

We know we are to do something to produce results for God's Kingdom, and some are really good at it, but what about the rest of us? How do we invest in the "Exchangers" or "Bankers" the parable talks about?

Partner with those whom God is using to produce a return of souls for the Kingdom of Heaven - churches, missionaries, and focused groups, like heaven's bankers, who are successfull at managing pooled resources and who are actually producing results.

As we support them we, too, are participating in their work. Our resources are producing a return for the Kingdom of Heaven.
"you have always been faithful in helping other followers of the Lord, ... support people like them, so that we can take part in what they are doing to spread the truth." - 3rd John 1:5,8
Anyone and everyone can do that!

- fritz

1 - Matthew 25:14-30
2 - 3rd John 1:5, 8 (Contemporary English Version)

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