Mr. Ezra Duke of the old Duke and Ayres five- and ten-cent variety store chain was a dedicated Christian layman. He once told how he became a success in business. He and his wife saved $700 from farming. They used the money to buy five- and ten-cent dolls and went into business.
The day before they opened their first store, they knelt and dedicated their business to the Lord, promising to run it for him. =And, in time, God blessed their efforts and their chain grew to 42 stores.
Years later Mr. Duke gave his testimony about Christian stewardship. He said, “People say, ‘Trust the Lord! Trust the Lord! Trust the Lord!’ The question is can God trust you?”
Well, can he? What can you point to in your life today that proves your answer?