We believe that God owns it all—not just our tithe, but all of it. Ironically, we believe that as we come to understand God’s ownership, we are free to experience the fullness of His joy. Since God is the owner, we might also view him as the CIO of the investment world. As His portfolio managers, we should regularly seek Him through His word, prayer, fasting, repentance, and expert counsel from people who share our faith regarding how we should allocate His resources.
Using Scripture as Our Guide
1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.
Matthew 25:20-21 The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.
Deuteronomy 10:14 Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.
Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.