Had a good discussion on a variety of money-related topics found in the Bible, namely stewardship.
Questions and discussion were based on a really great book called “Managing God’s Money” by Randy Alcorn. Highly recommended.

Some of the points of discussion and questions included:

-Examples of money themes found in the Bible (Zacchaeus, rich young ruler, parable of the talents, poor widow, money changers in the temple, Ananias and Sapphira, etc)
-What is stewardship?
-Is the Biblical tithe (10% of our income/abundance) strictly 10% or is there room for interpretation/freedom to do less or more?
-What is our motivation behind tithing/giving? Is it just to make us feel good, to get a blessing, or is it more than that?
-Does how we help the poor depend on the reasons why they are poor? And how are we prompted (feeling the Holy Spirit, or seeing a sign) to help? Why do we sometimes help and sometimes don’t?
-How can we help lead our children and families in helping them learn about money?

Great conversations, and I think we all enjoyed the differences of opinion on a few points. Listening to unique views helps us to learn more about each other and God, I think.

In closing I’ll leave us with a verse I didn’t share, but is one of my favorites:
Luke 12:48: “…From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”

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