Daily Devotional
Are You a Wise Financial Steward?

“’Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me!’ But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ ‘In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.’”

Malachi 3:8-10

Ponder This

A man was seen driving down the highway in a red Ferrari. On the back of that Ferrari was a bumper sticker that said, “He who has the most toys when he dies wins.” That’s wrong. If you want to know how wealthy you are, add up everything you have that money can’t buy and death can’t take away, then you’ll know. Or to put it another way, are the things you’re living for worth Christ dying for? Think about it. It’s not wrong to have possessions. As a matter of fact, God wants you to have possessions. God gives you possessions to make you a steward over them. But you can be financially in bondage as a poor person, and you can be financially in bondage as a wealthy person.

It’s about time we stop buying things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like. It’s about time we learn what God had to say about how to make money, how to use money, how to spend money, how to save money, and how to give money. God wants to open the windows of Heaven and pour out a blessing on you.

  • How do you use your possessions for God’s glory?
  • How does your faith affect how you make, use, and spend your money?

Practice This

Look up different passages about money and ask God where you could grow in stewardship for His glory.