Let’s suppose Jesus walked up to you and said, “I want to see your books. Let me see your investments, your paychecks, and your checkbook. I want to see how you’re spending your money.” If Jesus looked at all of that, would He then say, “Salvation has truly come to this house? I can tell where your heart is by how you manage your money?” Or would He look you in the eye and say, “I know your profess to be a Christian, but there’s nothing in the books indicating that you are. You know, you may profess to be a follower of mine, but in reality, you’re in bondage to your money, to your possessions.”
I can also imagine Jesus adding, “But I have good news. If you will trust Me for salvation, I will give you the Holy Spirit to empower you with an ‘inner want-to’ to become a good manager of what I entrust to you. If you will trust Me fully, I will put you on the road to financial freedom, where you will no longer be living in financial slavery so evident in your books! Won’t you trust Me?”
That’s the question Jesus is asking you today. Do you trust Him, especially when it comes to all the money and possessions He’s entrusted to you? Or are you afraid to let it go? What does the audit on your books say?