Last night Shane shared with us the importance of stewardship and avoiding the trap of living selfishly. He reminded us that as Christians we are to have a changed worldview in everything, even our finances. All that we own our life and our belongs all belong to Him.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
Even as college students we must be aware of the Biblical truths in handling our finances. For me, Addy, this was a convicting message, being mindful about my money isn’t always my first priority. But as a follower of Jesus it’s critical that we are being wise about the money given to us by God. Below are some ways that we can be using our money for the glory of God.
- Buy a Bible for a classmate.
- Buy a meal or coffee for a friend or classmate.
- Spend money if it means the Gospel will go.
- Paying whats owed and being cautious about not going into debt.
Everything is the Lord’s. If He has blessed us in monetary value then we should give it back to the Lord and allow Him to guide our money to bring glory to His name. Remember, “If we love money we use God and people, if we love God we are free to use money to love God and people.”