Mid-Week Bible Study – Lesson 4
February 2, 2022
ESSENTIALS OF BIBLICAL STEWARDSHIP
“And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” Isaiah 58:10 (NIV)
1. While the savings rate in Asia is high, the saving rate of Latin Americans is lower, similar to that of emerging nations. Why is that? The Latins are more.
A. Every expense is a . Your spending plan cannot work miracles on its own.
B. We need to change the way we . We need to the way we make decisions as we spend. This is where we ask the Lord to us.
C. “The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes will soon .” Proverbs 19:8 )NIV)
D. We need understanding and in order to live life.
2. “Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted, but harvested . You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your . You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with in it.” Haggai 1:5-6 (NIV)
A. When you have not found your point of , you’ll always be wanting more and more and more.
B. Your salary will never be .
C. If you don’t have a on your spending and your expenses, it doesn’t matter if you’re making more money-you’re going to more money.
3. We need a new perspective: the perspective of a .
A. Redemptive Stewardship is when stewardship is viewed both as an identity and as a practice-restoring what is .
B. In Redemptive Stewardship, you change from a broken to a redeemed identity. You move from a broken spending pattern to a spending pattern.
C. A broken spending trend (pattern) has no , no limits, voracious , and depleting resources.
D. A restored spending trend (pattern) displays , self-control, good , and contentment.