God knows the importance of money. In fact, there are four times as many references in Sacred Scripture to money and possessions than there are references to prayer and faith. Over ten percent of the New Testament relates directly to financial matters.
But God’s instruction about money is entirely counter-cultural: the treasure given to us by God is given so that we generously use it to enrich the lives of others and to build God’s Kingdom here on earth.
Our spending reflects what is important and a priority to us. How much is spent on a car, dining out, the latest gadget or entertainment? In comparison, where does God fall on our list of spending priorities?
Scripture tells us to “Honor the Lord with the first fruits of all you produce.” (Proverbs 11:24) Have we established a planned, intentional and proportionate plan for honoring God with our treasure?
Stewards recognize that sharing our treasure to build God’s Kingdom here on earth shows our gratitude to the Lord for His many gifts to us.
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