Today we are talking about financial stewardship, a topic suggested by one of our listeners. He asked, “How should we as Christians handle money, and how should it look differently from how the world handles it?”
Shawn shares a few things has learned from reading The Treasure Principle: God owns everything; my heart always goes where I put God’s money; and live with an eternal perspective. Then Micah talks shares how the principles from Financial Peace University have benefitted his marriage and helped him to develop a healthy perspective on managing family finances.
We talk about faithfulness in financial matters and how the way we manage our money displays the condition of our hearts. We also talk about some financial pitfalls and what we’ve learned from them.
In the end, finances are a theological issue. The Bible teaches us many lessons about managing money well. We need to be teaching our children to be wise with their money. We need teach them to give by being generous ourselves.
So what is the difference between believers and unbelievers in financial matters? Giving generously is a good thing, but many unbelievers also give generously. The difference is that Christians recognize that where our treasure is, there our hearts will be also. (Matt. 6:21) We know that God owns all that we have, and we ought to be ready, willing, and able to give when God calls us to give.
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Links and Recommendations:
The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn
Financial Peace University – Dave Ramsey
Man Pays Taxes with Pennies – World News (article at the bottom of page)
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