40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 33 – Stewardship (extra credit Discipline)

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For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:21)

In considering the Discipline of Stewardship over the last few days we have not specifically dealt with the matter of money. That was intentional, because we have seen that Stewardship is about a lot more than money. Also, the key principles we have discussed apply as well to money as they do to other facets of our lives. That being said, money is an extremely important matter. In fact, money is mentioned in the Bible more than almost any other topic. Despite the popularity of the topic though, stewardship of money can be extremely difficult because it is so easy to view money in the wrong way. So, let us be very focused and direct our attention to how we view money. What is your view of money? Do you treat your money like it is your own or like it is God’s?

In any well run work environment, workers have to account for every cent of company money they spend. Do you demonstrate that same level of accountability with the money God has blessed you with?

I encourage you to deeply consider how you relate to money. As you think about this important topic remember how alluring and controlling money can be as highlighted in the following verses:

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” (Luke 16:13)

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:10)

Please share your thoughts on how to maintain a view of money that is consistent with being a good steward by posting a comment.

2 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline: Day 33 – Stewardship (extra credit Discipline)

  1. Money, like any other resource is a gift from God. For me, it must be used in a way that brings glory to God. It is difficult sometimes for people to part with this resource due to the value attached to it by society.

    Success in most societies is measured by the perceived amount of money one has. I can recall a few words from a famous calypso that goes like this…..

    ” You cah make love without money, Yes you cah make love without money, Honey you see you my turtle dove, BUT NO MONEY NO LOVE”.

    We value those with a lot of money as deserving ……. and sometimes ignore or devalue others who fall short in the financial domain.

    My view is that we always look at those who God places in our short walk on earth, irrelevant of any resource, as a child of God who deserves to be loved and cherish.

    Just some thoughts.

  2. I like this quote I found recently:

    ‘Take what you need and give the rest away.’

    Money has a way of flying into one’s hands if it is GOD’s will – HE blesses those (believers and non believers) with riches according to HIS perfect and good pleasure.

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