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God and Economics

God has a work calling for everyone; I am His _______________, voluntarily doing my part to meet urgent needs

The heavens, indeed the highest heavens, belong to the Lord your God, as does the earth and everything in it.       -Deut. 10:14

You may say to yourself, ‘My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,’ but remember that the Lord your God gives you the power to gain wealth.                    -Deut. 8:17-18a

5 Stewardship Callings for Christians: Wording Credit: David Platt

1.         W_______________ Diligently        2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it.   -Gen. 2:15                      Prov. 6:6-8           Col. 3:23-24

2.         L_______________ Simply

-Ecc. 2:24            Ecc. 5:10              Matthew 16:26-27             Matthew 13:22

But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.   -I Timothy 6:9-10

I Timothy 5:3-4, 8, 16

3.         Give Sacrificially

The scriptures teach 3 stages related to giving:

P_______________ Giving               Matthew 23:23

G_______________ Giving               2 Cor. 9:6-8

S_______________ Giving                2 Cor. 8:1-4   


4.         H_______________ Constructively

Isn’t the fast that I choose: to break the chains of wickedness, to untie the ropes of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to tear off every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your house, to clothe the naked when you see him, and to not ignore your own flesh and blood?           -Isa. 58:6-8

And the King will answer them, “I assure you: whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.”             -Matthew 25:40               

Mark 7:10-12      Prov. 13:22; 20:21

Gal. 6:9-10          Prov. 19:17          Titus 3:14            Gal. 2:10

5.         I_______________ Eternally

Collect for yourselves treasure in Heaven.    -Matthew 6:20               

Matt. 25:21          I Cor. 3:14           I Tim 6:17-19      Rev. 14:13          

“I hope to grow rich in Heaven by taking care of orphans on earth.”                                      -George Whitefield

We can bring this down to one question: God, what do you want me to do with YOUR money and YOUR possessions?        Randy Alcorn, MGM, p. 20

 “The commandment ‘Thou shalt not steal’ is the clearest declaration of the right to private property in the Old Testament.”  -Irving E. Howard

“If some few passages of the Bible may be favored by Communism, the general spirit of its doctrines is, nevertheless, totally opposed to it.”                                             –Communist Frederick Engels

The natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; second, to liberty; third to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.   -Samuel Adams, 1772

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government. -T. Jefferson, 1801