2 Corinthians 4:18 – While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

A man read an ad in the newspaper: “Hunting dog for sale, $2,500.00, but well worth it.” He called the number, and the owner told him that he had to see the dog in action. The next morning, they met and went hunting early. The dog flushed two birds from a clump of bushes, and when they fell into the water, he walked on the water, grabbed the birds, and walked back. The man was amazed, and bought the dog on the spot. The next day, he persuaded his brother to go hunting with him. They flushed a couple of birds, and the dog again walked on top of the water, retrieved the birds, and walked back to their boat on top of the water. He asked his brother what he thought of the dog and the brother replied, “So, you bought a dog that can’t swim.”

Perspective makes a huge difference when looking at a situation. In the area of our finances, it is very easy to lose the proper perspective. We see our money as our resource to spend in a way that will bring us satisfaction in this life. We see our money as the reward we have received for the hard work that we have done. Therefore, we often see our money as ours to control.

However, God’s perspective on our money is far different from ours at times. As Christians, our finances are what have been given to us by God to be used to further His work on this earth. Instead of having a selfish mentality about our money, let’s be Christians that look through the lens of eternity.