Wise Words on Stewardship

"As Unto The Lord"
If you are human - your work is to take what God has made and shape it and use it to make Him look great...'Oh how good it is to work for God in the daytime, and at night to lie down under His smiles!'...don't focus on mere material things in your work; Don't labor merely with a view to the perishable things you can buy with your earnings. Work with an eye not mainly to your money, but your usefulness. Work with a view to benefiting people with what you make or do...Think of new ways that your work can bless people.
John Piper/ Jonathan Edwards

“The World Is Not A Treasure House For Plundering”
What shall I do when greed consumes me? Remember that it is truly better to give than to receive. The world is a forum of sharing and trading, not a treasure house for plundering.

"Don't Pay Too Much"
Money often costs too much.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Use Them For His Glory"
If you had them [talents] all, you’d have no need of anyone else, and that would defeat one of God’s purposes - to teach us to love and depend on each other. Your spiritual gifts were not given for your own benefit but for the benefit of others, just as other people were given gifts for your benefit… God planned it this way so we would need each other. When we use our gifts together, we all benefit. If others don’t use their gifts, you get cheated, and if you don’t use your fits, they get cheated...God never wastes anything. He would not give you abilities, interests, talents, gifts, personality, and life experiences unless He intended to use them FOR HIS GLORY.
Rick Warren

"Grow Proportionately"
Enlarged material powers spell enlarged peril if there is not proportionate growth of the soul.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Setting A Good Corporate Example"
Our decision to close on Sunday was our way of honoring God and directing our attention to things more important than our business. If it took seven days to make a living with a restaurant, then we needed to be in some other line of work. Through the years, I have never wavered from that position.”
S. Truett Cathy, Founder of Chic-fil-A.

"Worldly Goods"
If worldly Goods cannot save me from Death, they ought not to hinder me of eternal Life.
Benjamin Franklin

"Enough Is Enough"
A wise man will desire no more than he can get honestly, use wisely, and leave cheerfully.
Derivative of a similar Benjamin Franklin quote

"God Loves A Cheerful (and swift?) Giver"
He gives twice who gives promptly.
Publilius Syrus

"More Certain Gain"
No gain is so certain as that which proceeds from the economical use of what you already have.
Latin Proverb

"Value Equal To Effort"
That which we acquire with the most difficulty we retain the longest; as those who have earned a fortune are usually more careful of it than those who have inherited one.
Charles Caleb Colton

"Two Coins"
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins; cash and experience. Take experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold Geneen

"Poor Rich Men, And Rich Poor Men
Content makes poor men rich; Discontent makes rich Men poor.
Benjamin Franklin

"Well Ordered"
Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
Benjamin Franklin

"Reversible Solutions"
Don't cut what you can untie
Joseph Jourbert

"Give It Away Wisely"
The man who dies...rich dies disgraced.
Andrew Carnegie

"Rich In Generosity"
The rich man is not one who is in possession of much, but one who gives much.
St. John Chrysostom

"Increasingly Hungry"
Riches rather enlarge than satisfy Appetites.
Thomas Fuller

"Make your Riches A Blessing"
Riches well got and well used are a great Blessing.
Thomas Fuller