Owner vs. General Manager

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The spirit of Mammon tries to convince us that we own everything we have and that God doesn’t care what we do with our money. However, the Bible makes it clear that God is the true owner of everything and we are only managers of what God has given us.

  • God owns everything in the heavens and on earth. Wealth and honor come from God alone. Though we work hard, it is God who gives us the ability to produce wealth.
  • God challenges us that we are either robbing him by withholding the tithe or we obey him by bringing the full tithe to honor him as owner. The tithe is the first 10% we give back to God.
  • When we obey God with our finances and give him the first 10%, he promises to pour out blessings in our lives beyond just financial gain. We can truly test him in this.

So the key is to make sure our identity is based on being faithful managers of what God has given us, not owners who can do whatever we want with our money. When we trust God with our finances, he will bless our lives in immeasurable ways.


1 Chronicles 29, Deuteronomy 8, Malachi 3:8-10

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