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Some people often as why we have our giving as an act of worship. Many people don’t realize just how much the Bible has to say about money. Scripture actually has more than 800 verses that talk about the subject.
If you think about it, why wouldn’t God give us instruction on how to manage money? He knew that issues like greed, indulgence and materialism are capable of wrecking our relationships and generally just destroying our lives.
In Luke 14:28–30, Jesus makes it pretty clear. He says, “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’?”
You’re managing God’s resources, not your own. Thinking about money that way changes your perspective. You go from holding your money with a closed fist to holding it with an open hand.
Stewardship means managing God’s blessings God’s ways for God’s glory. That means all of His blessings, not just the ones that feel extravagant and life-changing.
Imagine what the world would look like if we got serious about stewarding as many of these small moments as we could. That’s what is really behind stewardship. We get the chance to see every little moment, interaction and opportunity as a reminder of who made us and loves us more than we could possibly put into words.
*Much of the resources here come from Stewardship.com. Visit their site for help on managing your money.