Being good stewards of our money and material possessions is something that often slips our minds. To really sit down and contemplate this idea comes as a conviction for most of us. 2 Corinthians 9:7 says, “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
Stewardship means that as believers we are each assigned different amounts of material things to manage for God. This is sort of a “test” from God. However, because material things have our name on it there is tension. Who really determines where our money goes? Will I really use my financial and material things exactly how God wants me to? God’s will for us is to be good stewards of our money. Nevertheless, ultimately it is our decision.
“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal”, Matthew 6:7. This verse is talking about glorifying God by the way you deal with material possessions. Hoarding everything you possibly can, and not being frugal with your money is not what God wants. Instead, we should seek God’s guidance for how we are best to use the things He has given us.