Definition of the 4 Ts of Stewardship: Treasure - Being Accountable For God’s Treasure
Haggai 2:8. A key definition of stewardship is being accountable for God’s treasures. The Bible tells us that all things are created by God and all things are God’s. Haggai 2:8 says, “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts”. No matter how poor or rich we are, we are in possession of material things and these things are God’s. These material things may just be the clothes on our back or we may be the proud owner of a vacation home. No matter what we possess, God is the real owner of these things. We are the stewards of God’s things. As with any stewards or servants, we are accountable to the master.
As God’s chosen representatives, his stewards, God has given us material things to faithfully administer for his glory. We may not know this truth, we may not like this truth, and we may deny it, but this is the truth. Everything is this world is God’s. This includes “our” talent, “our” time, “our” body (his temple), and “our” treasure. God has given mankind a special purpose to be steward’s of his creation and treasure. Starting with Adam and Eve, he has desired and has called us to be in special relationship with him to be his stewards. The silver is his, the gold is his, and we are his. Glory unto God.
HAGGAI 2 BIBLE SCRIPTURE Haggai 2:8, “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.”
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Matthews 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”