“And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager’” (Luke 16:2).
Having seen the Pharisees, who are described as lovers of money (v.14), scoff at the teachings of Jesus in regard to handling finances, I am drawn with a greater urgency to understand this distinctive biblical approach to stewardship that pleases God and displeases men. The starting place is an awareness of a personal accounting that must be given related to the handling of the resources the Father has entrusted to our care. This is best accomplished when we understand ownership; that it is his and not ours.