Scriptures provides the key to understand the principle of stewardship. We must then apply the principle to our daily life. The best place to start is always at the beginning.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
God is the Creator and the Sustainer of everything. He has absolute rights of ownership over all things. If we miss this truth, nothing going forward will make sense. You and I must agree to the fact that God is the Creator and has full rights of ownership. Now that we understand this truth, we must believe and respond to the doctrine of stewardship.
The Biblical doctrine of stewardship identifies God as owner and man as manager. God entrusts us with the administration of all aspects of our life. Stewardship is not God taking something from us; it is His divine plan of bestowing His richest gifts upon His people.