1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; 2 for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. (Psalm 24:1 – 2)
17 You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” 18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. (Deuteronomy 8:17 – 18)
13 Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. (1 Chronicles 29:13 – 14)
Today we switch our attention to Stewardship. Fundamentally, the lifestyle of a steward is the lifestyle of submission. If submission to God is not a part of our identity, then the significance of Stewardship is lost. This conclusion is reached because the Biblical version of stewardship asserts that everything we have comes from God. In other words, we are working with God’s resources.
Please prayerfully reflect on the passages above.
Something to think about:
How unwavering is your belief that God owns everything?