Stewardship, a word that makes grown people cringe (hands off my wallet!). But what is stewardship? It is not about money alone. Stewardship is your life. How do you manage you time, your talents and your treasures. There are many wise sayings from the New Testament about Stewardship. In short proverbs like form, New Testament wisdom abounds. Think through each one and reflect on what it says to you. What does it say about you and your time, you and your talents and you and your treasures. The Word clearly directs our paths. We just need to follow.
Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 7:6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.
Matthew 10:8 … Freely you have received, freely give.
Matthew 22:21 …Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.
Luke 12:48 … From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Luke 16:10-12 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?
Acts 20:35 … remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”
1 Tim. 5:8 If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Tim. 6:6-7 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
1 Tim. 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
James 2:14-17 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 17In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.