The reason God cares about your money is because he is our sufficient, almighty, fully capable God and he longs for your full devotion. I want to direct your attention to the Apostle Paul’s perspective on the topic of money. Paul is coaching the young pastor Timothy about how to teach on stewardship in his church. Some say you shouldn’t talk about money in church, but Paul coaches Timothy to do exactly that. In fact, he tells pastor Tim to command the people on this.
Today I want us to take another step in our series I’m calling Money: Why God Cares About Yours. If you have your Bibles, turn to Luke 16. I want us to look at a story Jesus tells that has come to be known as the parable of the unjust, shrewd, or crafty steward. This parable is notoriously difficult, and a ton has been written to try to bring understanding.
Today I want to talk about how godly stewardship can free you to live more fully than perhaps you ever have before. Some of you know exactly what I’m saying and, hopefully, this will encourage you as you continue to manage and wisely use all that God has given to you.
Today I want to examine with you a few cash conversations Jesus has with different people. These money talks Jesus has reveal, beyond a shadow of a doubt, why God cares about how we manage our money.