4 Reasons Godly Stewardship is Important
Larry Burkett said, “When we surrender every area of our lives, including our finances, to God, then we are free to trust Him to meet our needs. But if we would rather hold tightly to those things that we possess, then we find ourselves in bondage to those very things.”
Andrew Murray summed up stewardship in this way: The world asks, “What does a man own?” Christ asks, “How does he use it?
Jesus gave us important financial principles in The Parable of the Talents found in Matthew 25. Let’s analyze some significant points.
You see, stewardship is the God-given responsibility to manage His property. We’re not the owners of what we havewe’re simply temporary managers. And how seriously we take that role will determine if we are faithful or unfaithful stewards.
Few people truly understand how serious stewardship is – it impacts our eternal destiny. As much as Christians desire to hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant”, I wonder how many know that those words are reserved for faithful stewards!
Stewardship means we don’t consume all we’ve been given on ourselves, but have preserved some for others. Those who multiplied what was given to them were commended for their good work because there were resources available to help and bless those who cannot work.
Heaven will involve more stewardship responsibility! It won’t be a celestial vacation spent fishing over the edge of a cloud. It’s where the Body of Christ will have the awesome privilege of serving the Creator, Owner, and Master of the Universe for all eternity. The faithful stewards on Earth will be put in charge of cities in Heaven where we will continue to work and serve as stewards of God Almighty.
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