Financial Stewardship: The Least of These

Winter 2023 - Financial Stewardship

Jesus said trusting Him with our money was the least use of our faith (Luke 16:9–11). If we can’t do that which is least, then we can’t do the greater things. This is very important to understand.

I think the key to biblical prosperity is to look at yourself as a steward and not as an owner. Psalm 24:1 says, “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” Everything you and I have belongs to the Lord. He just lets us steward it while we’re here on this earth.

Did you know God gave you your skills and talents? You may work, but it’s God who gives you the ability to go to work. He chose you to be born into a period of unprecedented wealth and opportunity in the world. It’s wise to adopt a steward’s mindset and recognize—this isn’t my money; it’s God’s money.

When you get ahold of that truth and align your thinking with the Word of God, your attitude toward finances will radically shift. If you’re sitting there thinking the reason I’m teaching on finances is so I can fleece you, you’re either lying or you’re totally deceived. I’m teaching on this because it’s the Word of God, and people need to know how to prosper.

Jesus said the love of money is the root of all evil, but money itself is not evil. Often, people who don’t have much money spend more time loving money, praying for money, and desiring money than people who have their needs met. It’s the love of money that’s the root of all evil.

We need to use money correctly and be a blessing to other people. In Ephesians 4:28 it says, “Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.”

Most people work so they can live, but this scripture is saying the reason we work is to have something to give to people in need. I believe the definition of biblical prosperity is summed up in 2 Corinthians 9:8 which says, “God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” That’s the reason I want to prosper—so I can abound unto every good work.

You know, the Lord has given me a vision of ministering to people over television. Our television bill for airtime alone is over $1.5 million per month. The reason I want to prosper is because I want to reach people and tell them the truth, and I couldn’t do it if I didn’t have money.

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So the reason for prosperity, if you understand it correctly, isn’t so you can get a bigger house, a bigger car, or more toys. It’s so you can be a bigger blessing. I give away tens of thousands of books and materials and provide most of my teachings at no cost on my website to spread the Gospel and bless others. The greatest use of money isn’t for yourself. It’s so you can be a blessing to other people.

In Luke 16:10–12, the Lord says if you aren’t faithful over that which is least—talking about money—He won’t increase you and give you more. This is entry-level stuff. Trusting God with your money is a baby step of faith. It’s the very smallest area of trusting Jesus. If you can’t trust Him with your money, you’re deceiving yourself if you think you can trust Him with your healing, deliverance, marriage, kids, and so on. Be faithful in the least, so God can give you much!

I hope this teaching blessed you. If you’re hungry for truth, I encourage you to visit for countless hours of free teaching and resources. Also, if you’re in need of prayer, just call my Helpline at 719-635-1111 to speak to one of my trained prayer ministers. They will agree with you for God’s perfect will in your life.

We love you,

Andrew & Jamie Wommack