(Pro 3:9 KJV) Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
Perhaps this is a good place to bring up the idea of stewardship. One of the hidden truths of Christianity is that people who are faithful to God’s way of doing things tend to become more prosperous. The theological background is that God promises to bless those who are faithful. The dynamic that should be obvious to anyone with open eyes is that Biblical principles work. Avoiding excess in food and drink not only saves money but keeps the mind clear so we make fewer stupid decisions. Honesty develops trust. Fidelity builds healthy families.
Stewardship often gets bad press because people make it synonymous with tithing. In my opinion, tithing is part of stewardship but not the whole story. We are to be stewards, or managers, for the assets and blessing that God gives us. We are to “honor” (3513) Him in that way.
So? The trilogy of time, talent and treasure are still key. God has loaned them to you. Are you using them His way or yours?