HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭6‬-‭8‬ ‭‬‬

““For this is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: In just a little while I will again shake the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the dry land. I will shake all the nations, and the treasures of all the nations will be brought to this Temple. I will fill this place with glory, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”

Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭6‬-‭8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Those who live in the presence of the Lord know that there is nothing that doesn’t ultimately belong to him. It is a seminal aspect of faith because it speaks volumes about our understanding of God’s sovereignty in his providence. Of course, to be in covenant with God is to be good stewards of what we have. This includes our goods on hand, but also includes our efforts and the work we put into life. We must practice our creaturely agency. But it also means understanding that this agency is merely creaturely and that God’s agency is providential in a way that defies our ability to obtain it by works or reason. He is not bound by our creaturely constraints. Christian’s must live in a way that demonstrates this knowledge. There should be no work with our hands that defies this truth. Our hearts must always remember that driving God’s power to enact his will is his deep love. His sovereignty isn’t cold but warm. Too many believers forget this as they toil for their daily bread.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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