The word steward in the New Testament speaks of one who is given the administration of a master’s household. A steward oversees the property and affairs of another person.
We know that a biblical perspective on our finances is based in the awareness that God is the ultimate owner of everything and has entrusted resources to us to steward, or manage, for Him. Our job, then, is to be faithful stewards.
It’s easy to talk about faithfulness and to assume we are faithful just because we have the desire to be. But what does faithful stewardship look like in terms of our day-to-day lives?
Over the years, I have observed five habits consistently present in those who wisely handle finances.