Take just a second to look at the device that you're using to read this. Phone, tablet, laptop, desktop. Got it? Good. Just a quick reminder that you have wealth. You have stuff. And wealth is the pile of money and stuff that belongs to you.
I have never said - to myself or out loud - 'I am wealthy.' I know the statistics. I'm American and that means, for the purpose of this post, that I am one of the richest people in the world. Because the average American has more wealth than 95% of the rest of the world. Tracking? Good. Just a quick reminder that you and I are wealthy. Even if we don't think we're wealthy.
So what will you and I do with our wealth, the pile of money and stuff that belongs to us?
Now I'm a big fan of keeping things simple so here it is. You will either steal or share your wealth. You will either invest your life in the pursuit of money or you will invest your life in the pursuit of God. You will either steal money from God and those in need because you don't think that you can afford to lose what you might share. Or you will use your wealth on what God says is valuable...and God says that sharing is valuable.
Stealing or sharing.
And Ephesians 4:28 is the verse that I'll dig into on Sunday to prove it. 10am at the 130 Foundry Building.
PS - If reading this just made you nervous, you need help. And I promise that I won't be trying to take your money. So you should show up...and you can even make frowny faces at me in protest the whole time that I'm talking.