Stewardship Economics

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Stewardship

Stewardship to me is using what God has given me, regarding my money, my time, and the decisions I have to make to the best of my ability to honor him and to result in me succeeding for him.

Throughout the Bible, God gives us countless examples of ways we can be good stewards of the things he has given us. And he also is very specific when it comes to being stewards of our money, time, decisions and opportunities. Proverbs 11:4 states clearly what God’s view of money and wealth are when he says, “Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.” To me, this just shows that no matter what price the world puts on money, in the end, righteousness delivers, not money. Salvation is bought at a price but not a price of money and treasure, but of Christ’s death on the cross. Regarding being stewards of our time, God makes his opinion clear when he says multiple time of how the lazy man will fail and produce nothing while the diligent will reap what he has sown. Proverbs 13:4 says, “ A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” Decision making is something that people struggle with, especially when moving on to the next part of life, college. But God offers us multiple passages to guide us in our decision making and help us make the decision that is most beneficial for us and more importantly pleasing to Him. Proverbs 2:6 says, “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

Money has different purposes to each person. Some people make it so important to them that it is an idol in their life. I have heard it said before in a movie, “Money isn’t real, it’s only as real as you make it.” Which has a great deal of truth in it. I would be ignorant to say that money is not important today, but when it becomes more important than your relationship with God, then you become in trouble. God provides. It’s as simple as that. What you use your...
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