My 5 for Friday (March 15, 2019)

How can you identify a humble leader? How can you love and shepherd the wealthy? And are you a spender, saver, or steward, and why does that matter?

All these questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  1. My Stewardship Practices – Part One:  Spending, Debt, and Giving by Chris Cagle. Chris Cagle has been living and teaching retirement stewardship principles for many years. Here, he shows us how he’s lived out biblical principles in the areas of spending, debt, and giving so that we might have the opportunity to learn from his example. It’s worth reading.
  2. 12 Traits of a Humble Leader by Dan Reiland. Good leaders are marked by humility. How can you recognize a humble leader? Dan Reiland says “Humble leaders live for others more than they live for themselves.” Keep reading to see other traits that make up humble leaders.
  3. How to Shepherd Camels through the Eye of a Needle by Ross Lester. How can we heed the warning given to the rich young ruler and shepherd the wealthy well? Ross Lester starts with the needed perspective that “Wealthy people are not money machines, and they are not the root of all evil. They are sinners who need grace.” There are needed reminders here, check it out.
  4. Rich or Poor? God Cares More about What’s in Your Heart than Your Hands by David Jones. In this article, David Jones warns us that “Discussions about wealth and poverty that begin with the assumption that either is always evil (or a blessing) will inevitably come to wrong conclusions.” It’s more important what money reveals about our hearts than how much we have in our hands.
  5. Are You a Spender, Saver, or Steward? by J.D. Greear. Everyone tends to have a natural relationship with money and it usually falls into one of these three categories: spender, saver, or steward. Here, J.D. Greear points out what each of these tendencies looks like, and how our relationship with money can be redeemed for the sake of eternity.

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