What are the characteristics of a good steward? Someone who budgets, saves, recycles? Shops at Goodwill or is one of those extreme couponers? It’s actually much simpler!

A good steward is someone who doesn’t see their own life, money, and possessions as their own. A faithful steward knows that everything they have belongs to God and manages it all accordingly.

So yes, that means they have a budget, savings, investments, and are minimizing their debt. They care for the earth, for others, and for furthering God’s Kingdom.

A faithful steward doesn’t order their life so they can spend whatever they want. They order their life so God can spend them however He wants.

If you want to learn more about stewardship, visit crown.org/money