Apostle Grace Lubega
Isaiah 45:18 (KJV); For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
In our theme scripture, the Hebrew word for vain is also translated to mean “waste.” God did not create the earth for it to be wasted but to be inhabited. It means that God by nature does not waste and neither does He like waste.
Christian conduct should reflect the same attitude and mindset.
I have known Christians who have wasted things because they were easily available. Take the simple example of food. There are those who will order more than what they can consume and gladly throw away the rest simply because they can. That is wasteful and is in total indifference to the fact that on the same planet, there are children who are dying of hunger.
What did Jesus do after He fed the five thousand? The Bible reveals that Jesus told his disciples to gather up the leftover pieces so that nothing would be lost (John 6:12). The wisdom therein was to avoid waste.
How about money? Some Christians have no financial discipline whatsoever and waste money in the thinking that they are under the grace of God and can misuse it as much as they want. That is not wise and does not reflect how God works. We are not to waste money simply because we have it but to apply it responsibly to improve our lives and the lives of those around us.
Be purposeful about living a non-wasteful lifestyle because this is the nature of God.
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 21:20, John 6:12
GOLDEN NUGGET: Be purposeful about living a non-wasteful lifestyle because this is the nature of God.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. I live my life in this wisdom. I can never waste because I understand the responsibilities that come with access. For whatever You have given me, I treat with reverence because I understand the price and value of all that You provide. In Jesus’ name, Amen.