Jesus spent much of his ministry teaching about how we ought to live. If we take time to study and understand his teachings on stewardship in the Bible, it will change how we manage our time, money, possessions, and relationships. Many Christians today simply associate stewardship with tithing or making donations, but biblical stewardship goes much deeper than that.
Let’s take a look at some scriptures on stewardship and uncover principles that can impact how we live our lives.
What is stewardship in the Bible?
Stewardship is defined as, “The careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.” In other words, stewardship is managing and caring for things that belong to someone else. The person tasked with this management responsibility is called a “steward,” but they can also be referred to as a manager, agent, or overseer.
Biblical stewardship, also known as “Christian stewardship,” is the practice of selflessly managing everything we have—our talents, time, money, relationships, health, etc.—for God’s glory. It’s been practiced for thousands of years, and its origins are captured in the many Bible verses about stewardship of money, time, and possessions.