Also called: Frugality, Land, Possessions
Responsible use of wealth, land or possessions.

Top Bible Verses about Stewardship

Genesis 2:15

And Yahweh God took the man and set him in the garden of Eden to cultivate it and to keep it. Read Genesis 2:15

1 Chronicles 29:14

And indeed, who am I, and who are my people that we retain power to offer according to these offerings willingly? For everything is from you, and from your hand we have given to you. Read 1 Chronicles 29:14
Psalm 24:1–2

Psalm 24:1

The earth is Yahweh’s, with its fullness, the world and those who live in it, Read Psalm 24:1
Matthew 25:21

Matthew 25:14–30

For it is like a man going on a journey. He summoned his own slaves and handed over his property to them. And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each one according to his own ability, and he went on a journey immediately. The one who had received the five talents went out and traded with them and gained five more. In the same way the one who had the two gained two more. But the one who had received the one went away and dug up the ground and hid his master’s … Read Matthew 25:14–30

Luke 12:48

But the one who did not know and did things deserving blows will be given a light beating. And from everyone to whom much has been given, much will be demanded, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will ask him for even more. Read Luke 12:48

1 Corinthians 4:1–2

Thus let a person consider us as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries. In this case, moreover, it is sought in stewards that one be found faithful. Read 1 Corinthians 4:1–2

1 Peter 4:10–11

Just as each one has received a gift, use it for serving one another, as good stewards of the varied grace of God. If anyone speaks, let it be as the oracles of God; if anyone serves, let it be as by the strength that God provides, so that in all things God will be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen. Read 1 Peter 4:10–11

Famous Christian Quotes About Stewardship, Frugality, Land, Possessions

Gifts Are Meant to Serve Others

Whatever we obtain from the Lord is granted on the condition of our employing it for the common good of the Church, and, therefore, the legitimate use of all our gifts is a kind and liberal communication of them with others. There cannot be a surer rule, nor a stronger exhortation to the observance of it, than when we are taught that all the endowments that we possess are divine deposits entrusted to us for the very purpose of being distributed for the good of our neighbor.

John Calvin

“What Plea Can We Have?”

When finally summoned to the bar of God to give an account of our stewardship, what plea can we have to urge in our defense, if we remain willingly and obstinately ignorant of the way which leads to life with such transcendent means of knowing it, and such urgent motives to its pursuit?

William Wilberforce

Act as Stewards, Not Owners

It is the Lord’s order, that, in whatever way He is pleased to make us His stewards, whether as to temporal or spiritual things, if we are indeed acting as stewards and not as owners, He will make us stewards over more.

George Müller
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