How do you compose a curriculum to teach people how to steward their life and money in a God-honoring way?
Many people are confused when they first read a Bible because it doesn’t clearly tell them who God is or why we’re here. It’s composed of a bunch of different stories and teachings from a bunch of different points of view. It’s not easy to grasp everything.
Why did God do this?
He didn’t lay out the Bible as a step-by-step manual for life because that is not how He created us to grow in the Spirit. Our minds want concrete steps that we can follow. Instead, He’s given us a life in which to learn through experience. He desires a life with us where we seek Him and live step-by-step with Him as he teaches us along the way. The Bible contains wisdom that He can unlock along the way.
When it comes to stewarding your financial wealth, the same principle applies. You can certainly grow immensely in this area, but all knowledge and wisdom cannot be bestowed upon you in any one course. So, we will not spend this time trying to do the impossible. Instead, we will help you build a foundation upon which all other wisdom and knowledge can be built. You will be taught principles and given tools that help you understand how to steward your resources and make better decisions.
Did you know that Jesus taught us the secret to attaining true wealth?
“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:31-34
The more we grow in the Spirit, the more we realize that true wealth is being more and more “In Christ.” But Jesus was not just talking about “spiritual wealth”. He was talking about food and clothing. It takes actual cash to buy these things. From reading this, you might get the idea that God just wants us to have just enough to get by. But there are many other passages that show us that being materially wealthy can be very much a Godly thing and in many, we are commanded to steward wisely and produce wealth from what we are given.
More on this in the days to come.
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