Money gives us opportunities to teach our children good and godly attributes and how to be shrewd, faithful, trustworthy, efficient, effective, accountable, and generous. Sure, these can be taught without using money, but our children would do well to learn how they all relate to money.
One of the key Christian values to teach our children is that everything belongs to God and that we are just stewards of all that He has given us.
“And the Lord said, ‘Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?’”Luke 12:42
As stewards, we maintain the work according to God’s standard, not our own.
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Mentioned in this episode:
- Episode 37: Small & Large Family Logistics– thoughts on serving together as a family
- Luke 16:10
- 2 Thessalonians 3:10
- Episode 48: The Money Savvy Mom with Rachel Cruz
“Less stuff means more life. I can steward my stuff better when I have less stuff.”Jamie Erickson
September’s two Questions to ask your kids:
- What are you going to do with what you have?
- How are you going to use it?
“Steward the dream that God has given you for your child.”Kate Battistelli