Exodus 12:35-36 (ESV) 35 The people of Israel had also done as Moses told them, for they had asked the Egyptians for silver and gold jewelry and for clothing. 36 And the Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.
I’m sure the clothing helped as they went into the desert.
The silver and gold, however, what became of that?
What becomes of the gifts the Lord has given you? How do you steward over the things God has graciously placed in your hands? Not just money – your time, your personality, your art?
It’s probably bad enough that for most of us, our gut reaction to the things we have or the artists we are, is that it’s ours, and we do with these things as we please.
But sometimes it gets worse.