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The Heart of a Caretaker (Part 2)

Few things teach us more about ourselves and God than money.

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This is the final installment of a two-part interview. To see part one, click here.

How do the root sins of idolatry, unbelief, pride, and rebellion show up in our caretaker responsibility?

Stewardship becomes a great way to teach about idolatry. Idolatry sounds so Old Testament to most of us. We have a hard time imagining ourselves bowing to idols and worshiping graven images. But idolatry is to look at any created thing for what only God can provide—security, comfort, identity. So we have a hard time imagining someone bowing down to something made of wood, until we say, how about a house? What does it look like to worship and serve your house? It seems silly that a person would put their trust or find identity in a statue made of metal. But how about a BMW? How many of us find pride or significance because of the car we drive? Talking about stewardship becomes a vivid way of getting at the sin of idolatry.

The same would be true of something like unbelief. Do we really trust God? Do ...

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