Day 5: Stewardship, Part 2
Genesis 1:26 – “Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’”
Mankind’s stewardship began in the Garden of Eden, where God gave Adam and Eve dominion – not ownership – over all of creation. Adam and Eve’s sole responsibility was to manage the garden and care for all the living things in it. Their job was to see that nothing was abused or exploited, and that the goods God provided were neither spoiled nor wasted.
Biblical stewardship, fundamentally, is the responsibility for managing or allocating resources that do not belong to us. They belong, ultimately, to God. When we bring the tithe to Fellowship Church, the act of bringing is an emphatic reminder that God is the owner and we are the managers.
Ask God to show you any area of your life that is not submitted to Him. Specifically, think about your possessions and ask God to reveal any selfishness or greed.
Find something you possess and give it away to someone who needs it or might want it.