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AUTHOR: NAD Stewardship

―‘Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, lest—when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them; and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied;… then you say in your heart, "My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.‘"

Deuteronomy 8:11-13, 17 NKJV

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The ills of the world, the church, and the individual, have one common denominator – selfishness. People say, MY house, MY property, MY money. But by this attitude they usurp the place of God and forget it is God that gives the ability to produce wealth.

When a person recognizes that all they have – even their very life – belongs to God – when they recognize that they are a steward, and are willing to make the Master's interests theirs – their Master's plans their plans – then they can have peace of mind and complete confidence in God's promises. They will then take this position of dignity in the Master‘s plan for the universe, filling the place for which they were created.

But, if they persist in assuming the position of owner, their place in the eternal plan will be no greater than that of an anonymous ant, scurrying about among billions of other ants, whose only purpose in life is to store up enough food to last through a hard winter!

Appeal: Our offering today is for the support of our Church and its ministries to our area.