The master was full of praise. “Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities”. Let’s celebrate together. (Matthew 25: 21)
A common biblical word regarding money is stewardship. We are responsible for using wisely all that God gives us. The amount of our resources is relatively unimportant, but the faithful use of our resources is all important. When Jesus told the parable of the talents, he finished by sharing the above words where the master congratulates the servant for his hard work and faithfulness.
The Lord doesn’t expect all us to have the same amount of money or talent, but he does expect us to work hard with whatever we do have. Financial resources have tremendous potential for good. As stewards, we are responsible to use all that God has entrusted to us. Sound planning, buying, saving, investing, and giving are all a part of our stewardship.
But in marriage, all of this must be done in cooperation with our spouse. We cannot be lone rangers financially and think that we can still have intimacy in our marriage. Finances are an important part of marriage, and both spouses must be included in how they are handled. Succeeding with money and failing with marriage is an empty success.
P R A Y E R
Lord Jesus, I am grateful for the parable of the talents and the reminder that you care about the details of what we do with our time and money. Please help us to work together as a couple. Remind us that all we have is yours, and help us to use those resources wisely.