Isaiah 1:3. Where there is a servant or a steward, there is also a master. Christian stewardship consists of where we are the stewards and God is the master. We are stewards over the things and resources that God has given us. As Christian stewards we do not do as we please, nor do we follow the whim or fancy of our fellow man. God is our master, and we are to act accordingly.
Bible Summary. A Biblical definition of stewardship is “having dominion over the works of God.” The definition of stewardship can be broken down into four components, the Four Ts of Stewardship: time, talent, temple, and treasure. God has given us our life and our time to manage as part of us being his steward.
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.
2. Definition of the Four Ts of Stewardship: Temple - Caring For Your Body, the Temple of the Holy Ghost
1st Corinthians 6:19. The definition of stewardship includes caring for all things that God has given us. This includes our bodies. As Christians, our bodies are the temples of the Holy Ghost. If our bodies are to be temples of the Holy Ghost, then it goes without saying that we should not defile our bodies with sin. 1st Corinthians 6:19 makes this clear in saying, “What?
Proverbs 31:18. Another Biblical principle for business is to sell quality products and services. Proverbs 31:18 tells us, “She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.” Here the virtuous woman is described as having confidence in her merchandise. All businesses should be in a position where they know their product or service is good.
Proverbs 10:4. The Bible tells us that we can be rich in our finances if we are diligent in our work. (Proverbs 10:4, “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich”). On the other hand, those who are slack in what they do will become poor.