God blesses what we take care of. This is called stewardship.
Both as individuals and as a couple, find practical ways to start stewarding what God has given you to benefit others and to serve. Not only will you help people in your sphere of influence and be obedient to God, you will build intimacy in your marriage.
Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your earthly possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home. Luke 16:9 NLT
If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own? No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Luke 16:10-13 NLT
This type of stewardship as a couple will take each of you using your strengths to help where the other is weak.
Here’s a tip on doing that:
Thinking God is against your prosperity and that He is keeping you from being blessed financially. Your prosperity is directly related to the condition of your soul.
Plan together to come up with ways to steward the resources God has given you and your spouse to benefit others. As you practice new ways to become a blessing to others, God will bless you in return.
READ LUKE 16:1-13. Think about the principles in this passage that illustrate how God views money management.
This devotion is from Joe’s Marriage Building 101 Small Group (Week 4) called: Money, Money, Money.
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