Monday, September 29, 2008

Godly Principles for Financial Stewardship: Introduction

This series of posts on applying God's Word to the area of financial stewardship is taken from a testimony that David gave at our local assembly based on a request from our Pastor.

As Christians, we should be seeking to take every thought captive to the obedience of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The area of our focus for today is on finances and ensuring that we have God’s perspective on how we are to steward the money that God has provided us. I want to encourage you to look to the precious Word of God to guide your thinking into truth. What an incredible blessing we have been granted to have clear precepts, principles, and patterns by which we can order our lives to honor our Heavenly Father.

Biblical principles of managing our finances really do work! Our family can attest to this truth as we were able to reach the milestone of being entirely mortgage-free earlier this year. The foundation of managing our money well is first and foremost a commitment to living in accordance with what the Scriptures teach. Allow me to provide a framework for honoring God in this important area of finances, which I will do by communicating to you the six commitments that we have made as a family. Our hope and prayer is that by seeing the testimony of our family that you will be encouraged to ensure that you are using the financial resources that you have been entrusted in a manner that is consistent with God’s counsel.

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