Sunday, May 18, 2008

Discipleship and Ants


“Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer..... Proverbs 30:24-25

Ants are so tiny and frail and yet the Bible says they are extremely wise. The primary reason for their wisdom is because they store food in summer.

This morning I heard of a story of man who won an ipod video in a raffle. Realizing he did not have any need for it he sold it and took the money. Instead of saving the money he used it to upgrade his home entertainment system.

A few weeks later he was in need of money to pay bills and did not have any to do so. Why because instead of storing the money he used it.

In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. Proverbs 21:20

The man was obviously the later and not the former. Not wise but a fool. Which one are you?

Now here’s the discipleship is relationship interface. One of the wisest things we can do is to be good stewards of our finances and resources. Discipleship is taken to greater heights of effectiveness when we display a life of wisdom to people we encounter and not just do Bible studies. So be wise and store, don’t be a fool devouring all that you have. In doing so you will be an example, will gain credibility and be more effective in making disciples.

3 comments:

Conrad said...

How nice to see your new blog about Discipleship. Maybe I was the ant you can see during rainy season. I'm guilty of this, not a good steward to my finances. My wife and I are praying and planning to end this debt before end of the year and become like ants you can see on summer. God Bless You more Pastor Joey.

Mike Watkins said...

Wow,the guru is back! I am glad to see this blog come to life again.

cecille sacopla said...

I'm also guilty of this... it's good to be reminded regarding finances and I pray for God's grace. This is one area that needs to be strengthened as God prepares my future partner. I want to be his crown! To be the Proverbs 31 woman. God bless Pastor Joey.:)