Those who multiplied what was given to them were commended for their good work. There were resources available to help and bless others.
First Timothy 5:8 says, “But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
As you make short-term and long-term plans, think of your family’s future needs. Save for retirement, education, and plan your legacy. Learn to be more and more generous and less and less selfish.
Stewardship is not ordering your finances in a way that you can spend whatever you want. It’s ordering your life in such a way that God can spend you however He wants.
Think about this: in a few years, everything you have will either be thrown away or belong to someone else. Everything. Your house, your car, all your clothing, all your books, your most prized possessions.
So instead of concerning yourself with the material distractions of this world, focus your time and money on eternity. In the Parable of the Talents, their faithfulness was measured when the master returned and they were either rewarded or punished based on their management. The same will be true of us when we enter heaven.
You’ll only spend a few years here on earth, but an eternity in heaven. All that we have here has been given to us by God and the way we manage it matters not just now, but more so in heaven.