God’s Basic Principles of Stewardship – August 5th, 2018

1. God owns it all.

1 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; Psalm 24:1

26 for, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.” 1 Corinthians 10:26

8 ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the LORD Almighty. Haggai 2:8

2. We own nothing.

21 and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” Job 1:21

7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. Timothy 6:7

3. Everything we have is a gift from God.

29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. Genesis 1:29

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

3 Give us each day our daily bread. Luke 11:3

32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32

4. We are stewards of all God has entrusted us with.

2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2

10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter4:10

12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. Romans14:12

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