Poor stewardship

Circumstances demand that I browse through some Bible verses tackling the issue of poor stewardship of the resources God has given humanity. Intertwined with this topic are the great struggles on worldliness, greed and vanity.

Here are some of the verses I found relevant:

1. Ecclesiastes 5:10

"Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless."

2. Matthew 6:19-21

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

3. Hebrews 13:5

‎"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'"

4. Luke 16:13

"No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money."

5. 1 Timothy 6:10

"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs..."

6. 1 Timothy 6:17

"As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy."

There are a lot more. But from the following verses I understand that the fallen nature is attracted to wealth and the world because it is blinded by false security in money and riches. Believers are to examine their hearts to discern God's heartbeat on this issue.

Will the King of Glory ask, "How much did you earn, my son"? Or will he say, "My son, how did you use the resources I gave you"? Think again.
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