God takes financial stewardship very seriously, as evidenced by the number of times the Lord Jesus speaks about it. However, Scripture teaches us that stewardship encompasses more than just money, because God gives us so much more than money! He gives us all things (Acts 17:25, 2 Chronicles 29:14). In fact, stop and consider for a moment the following non-monetary resources God gives us to as His stewards:
- God gives us relationships with spouses, children, siblings, neighbors, co-workers, friends (Ruth 4:9-12; 1 Samuel 18:1-4; Romans 12:9; Ephesians 6:5-9)
- God gives us time; (Isaiah 31:15; Ephesians 5:15-16)
- Creation to care for; (Gen. 2:15; Psalm 8:6-8)
- Our abilities and our spiritual gifts; (Exodus 31:1-11; 1 Cor. 12:1-7)
- Our jobs; (Ephesians 2:10)
Stewardship is not just about how we manage the financial resources that God graciously provides for us. Stewardship is the attitude that acknowledges everything we have comes from God and we use His resources in a way that honors Him and brings Him glory.
Scripture tells us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. (Romans 12:2). We pray that the Scriptural references and tools on this website will encourage and equip you as you seek to learn what God’s word has to say about money. When we learn, meditate on and apply biblical financial principles, each of us will hear “Well done good and faithful servant”!
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