WWJD: What would Jesus drive? If there were automobiles back in Jesus' day, what kind do think He would choose to drive; a pickup, a convertible, or maybe a sport utility? Would it be a Ford, Chevy, or a Dodge? No one knows for sure nor does it really matter. Marvin Olasky who writes for World Magazine posed that question but concluded, "The right question is not "What would Jesus drive?" but how would He use it?" Wondering what Jesus would drive might sound silly, but pondering how He might put it to use is no joke. We must carefully consider how we use the gifts that God has given us, understanding that we are only stewards of them. Are we using them to satisfy our desires or to glorify God? Are we using them to draw attention to ourselves or draw others to Jesus? Some people get all caught up in the ostentatiousness of another's large house while not considering how it is being used for advancing the kingdom. How can we truly know another's heart anyway? Many like to point to the wealthy and quote Jesus, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." (Mark 10:25), while at the same time refusing to be obedient with the little they have been given. People with little can be just as guilty of this as the rich. It's not how much we have or how much we make that matters, it is what we are doing with it. Likewise God has entrusted each of us with various gifts, talents, skills, and abilities. Some may seem greater than others, but all are important in the kingdom of God. A common excuse is the misconception is that our gift, talent, or skill isn't good enough or big enough to matter. That simply is not true. Begin to use what God has given you for His glory and watch how He will multiply and increase it beyond your imagination.
And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.’ (Luke 19:17)
Pastor Frank Dodson