Mid-Week Bible Study – Lesson 5
February 9, 2022
ESSENTIALS OF BIBLICAL STEWARDSHIP
“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or rule, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”
Proverbs 6:6-8 (NIV)
1. Investing is what you do with your . Most of the world doesn’t have an problem, because they don’t have savings.
A. Manage your earthly wisely and don’t let your earthly treasure MANAGE you.
The Purposes for investing are to:
• Protect and savings
2. When you save for money that you’re actually going to need in the future, you have to first think about and then a prudent level of growth.
A. Once that is being managed, you can think about (Kingdom Growth).
B. Once you’ve determined “how much is enough,” then you must think about Kingdom-building with that .
C. Principles are not practices, so there’s wide latitude in how you them.
3. Applying wisdom principles can improve the probability of outcomes.
A. Provision against an is a reason to save and invest.
“Go to the ant, , observe her ways and be wise, which, having no chief, officer or ruler prepares her food in the summer and gathers her PROVISION in the harvest!” Proverbs 6:6-8 (NAS)
4. Wealth is created as a result of .
A. Productivity is the combination of human and natural resources.
B. Savings is something that comes about because we are so that we can’t possibly consume everything we create.
C. We are creative, because we are made in God’s . God is a productive and God, and we are like Him.
“And God said, let us make man in our , after our likeness…Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” Genesis 1:26a, 28b (KJV)