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I have not used my paper Bibles in a while. I have electronic versions on my phone, tablet, and computers; and those have multiple translations and tools that I like. But, I missed my paper Bible and the shear randomness of discovery you can get just by opening a paper Bible anywhere and begin to receive from God.
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Hear, my son. Hear, my daughter. Accept my sayings,
And the years of your life will be many.
I have directed you in the way of wisdom;
I have led you in upright paths.

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This is for those who have an ear to hear. It will seem foolishness to those whose god is not the God of Israel.

All that you have been given, all that has been sown into you, is not yours. It is yours to manage only. It has been given to you to prosper it. God is your provision, not what you have been given to manage.

And God – the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Holy One of Israel – has empowered you to create and get wealth. Remember, it is God who supplies your need and empowers you to produce wealth.

Adam was given a garden to manage. The garden was in a place that was the most pleasurable to the Creator of Earth. Eden means pleasurable. In all the Earth, God set aside a place that was pleasurable to Him, then He made a garden in the midst of that, then He gave it to the man Adam. Then God – the Creator of Heaven and Earth – charged the man Adam to tend, dominate, rule, prosper, and multiply all in the garden. God did not say the garden was Adam’s. God said the garden was Adam’s to manage. Until Adam misled Eve and they sought their own, God was their provision and they lacked no thing.

Noah was given all the Earth to replenish. Noah was not given all of the Earth. God promised Noah that now there would be seed-time and harvest, there would be seasons in the Earth. From that time until now there has been established there will be times to manage preparing, sowing, tending, growing, and reaping.

In Isaac’s time there was a famine in the land, not the same famine his father Abraham saw. There was a cycle or season of lack. And God charged Isaac to stay in the land – the same land experiencing lack – and sow. Isaac obeyed, stayed, and reaped 100x larger than normal harvest. If he would normally reap 1000 bushels of wheat, Isaac reaped out of his fields 100,000 bushels. God’s provision was not in what Isaac had to manage. God empowered Isaac’s management to reap 100x more than what was normal.

Jesus asked his disciples, “What do you have?” Galilee had come out to hear the teachings of the man of God. Jesus saw their need, commanded his disciples to have them sit down in ordered groups, and asked his disciples for what they had to manage. Jesus’ disciples checked their cash-on-hand and asked if they should go out to buy bread. Jesus asked, “What do you have?” They looked around and a boy had 5 loaves and 2 fish. Jesus took it, blessed it, broke it, and passed it out. When it was all done, they collected 12 large baskets of pieces. Then there was another time when God set them up again. Jesus saw the need and asked, “What do you have?” Jesus’ disciples this time found 7 loaves and some fish. Jesus took it, blessed it, broke it, and passed it out. When it was all done, they collected 7 large baskets of pieces.

Jesus told parables – stories with a point, also called word-pictures. Jesus told how a vineyard was given to be managed. Those managing it decided it was theirs and drove off the owner’s messengers and even killed his son when they came for an accounting of the stewardship. Jesus told the parable of talents – a unit of measure of mineral goods. Those receiving the talents were charged with managing what was given to them. Two of the three so charged increased their holdings 100%. The third hid his out of fear and did not manage it. In the parables of the vineyard and the talents, Jesus said the owner came back and required an accounting for the management of the assets that had been given over to them to manage; and they were judged according to their works. The wicked stewards were judged, punished, and what they had was given to the one who had the highest return on investment.

God has not changed His mind. You are still required to tend, dominate, rule, prosper, and multiply. There is a day coming when you must give an accounting for what you have done with what you have been given. If you find yourself ‘less than’, ask God to forgive you for your mismanagement of His assets and to give you wisdom to rightly tend, dominate, rule, prosper, and multiply [that’s management] what is in yours hands right now. Then ask if, perhaps, He will increase what is in your hands being managed.

Finally, trust the Creator, the God of Israel, to supply your needs. He is not blind to your plight or deaf to your cries. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice or He had the power to set the stars in their place, will He forsake you? The God of Israel has already said He will would never leave you, nor forsake you. He gave Jesus – His only begotten son – as surety of His promise to provide for you as His beloved children.

The God of Israel supplies your need. He gives seed to sow [stuff to manage] and bread to eat [your daily need]. God’s supply is not in your stewardship. Your stewardship is your opportunity of trust and growth. God observed if you prove yourself faithful over a few things, you would also be faithful over many things. God’s supply is greater than your need and far greater than what you have been given to manage. Want more? Trust in the God of Israel, in Jesus’ name.

Thank you. Be well, be blessed.

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Wisdom not shared is like grain in a private silo. Sitting unknown and unused it will die with its owner. Wisdom is the benefit to Man. :||

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A wise man tells his student “Thus and thus and thus…”

The student must choose to live within the sayings.

Having not chosen to live within the sayings the student discovers in life that “Thus and thus and thus…” were correct.

Wisdom is learning from the experience of others’ mistakes and observations of life.
Experience is learning from your own.

Be wise. Learn from GOD, the observer of all things.

*This message brought to you today by the Christian Bible’s books of Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes.

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