In Which God Reminds Us That All “Our” Money Is Ultimately “His” — And That’s A Good Thing!
Stewardship is closely related to the virtue of generosity we studied in the last module. While that lesson focused primarily on our attitude towards money, here we will focus more on our attitude towards God. True stewardship includes financial wisdom, but is also a general attitude toward all of our resources: e.g., time, energy, and attention.
In particular, we practice the discipline of simplicity in order to both reflect and reinforce our devotion to the Master of whom we are stewards. This prevents us from wasting our resources trying to prop up our own glory — which paradoxically is what allows God to glorify us in Him!
Memory Verse: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ” — Luke 12:34 (NKJV)
Richard Foster: Celebration of Discipline
- Part II. The Outward Disciplines
- 6. Simplicity
Donald Whitney: Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
- 8. Stewardship
Eugene Peterson: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
- 9. Work: “If God Doesn’t Build the House”
Ruth Haley Barton: Sacred Rhythms
- 8. Sabbath: Establishing Rhythms of Work and Rest