Thursday, December 13, 2018


A father and mother and their teenage son Walter stopped for lunch at a Chick-fil-A restaurant. Since Mom and Dad were on a diet, Walter was the only one who ordered French fries. They sat down at a table, offered a prayer, and began to eat. Dad casually reached over to take a few of the French friends, but Walter said, “No, Dad. Those are mine.”

That statement was sort of absurd. After all, Dad paid for the meal. But don’t we adults do something similar? Though the Bible says, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it” (Psalm 24:1), we see ourselves as the owners. Actually we own nothing, but God loans us certain assets to manage on his behalf. And one day we must render an accounting for how we managed God’s assets.