100 Bible Verses about Being A Good Steward

1 Corinthians 4:2 ESV / 3,329 helpful votes

Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 3,316 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 3,230 helpful votes

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 2,848 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Psalm 24:1 ESV / 2,494 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,

Acts 20:35 ESV / 2,412 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 2,348 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Corinthians 4:1 ESV / 2,319 helpful votes

This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Luke 16:10 ESV / 2,280 helpful votes

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

Titus 1:7-9 ESV / 2,126 helpful votes

For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

Titus 2:7 ESV / 2,120 helpful votes

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,

Mark 12:41-44 ESV / 2,048 helpful votes

And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

1 Corinthians 10:24 ESV / 2,000 helpful votes

Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.

Matthew 25:14-30 ESV / 1,987 helpful votes

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. ...

Luke 12:42-46 ESV / 1,975 helpful votes

And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful.

Proverbs 3:27 ESV / 1,947 helpful votes

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.

Titus 1:7 ESV / 1,930 helpful votes

For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,

Matthew 25:20-21 ESV / 1,817 helpful votes

And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Proverbs 11:24 ESV / 1,816 helpful votes

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.

Leviticus 19:9-10 ESV / 1,700 helpful votes

“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.

1 John 2:15-17 ESV / 1,683 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 1,656 helpful votes

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 1,584 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 1,472 helpful votes

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 1,461 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Matthew 25:21 ESV / 1,371 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

1 Corinthians 4:1-2 ESV / 1,361 helpful votes

This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.

Genesis 2:15 ESV / 1,347 helpful votes

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 1,328 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Luke 16:1 ESV / 1,274 helpful votes

He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions.

Luke 12:42 ESV / 1,228 helpful votes

And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?

Luke 12:48 ESV / 1,214 helpful votes

But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 1,203 helpful votes

Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

Ephesians 4:28 ESV / 1,179 helpful votes

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 1,167 helpful votes

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

Galatians 6:10 ESV / 1,165 helpful votes

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

James 1:12 ESV / 1,160 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 1,131 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

Matthew 25:14 ESV / 1,115 helpful votes

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property.

Colossians 4:5 ESV / 1,104 helpful votes

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.

Titus 3:1 ESV / 1,063 helpful votes

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

Romans 12:1 ESV / 1,033 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 1,024 helpful votes

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 987 helpful votes

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Luke 16:1-13 ESV / 985 helpful votes

He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ ...

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 952 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Matthew 25:15 ESV / 945 helpful votes

To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.

Matthew 25:23 ESV / 936 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

1 John 3:16-18 ESV / 929 helpful votes

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Ephesians 5:11 ESV / 928 helpful votes

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 923 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

2 Timothy 4:5 ESV / 920 helpful votes

As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Luke 12:15 ESV / 883 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV / 882 helpful votes

For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV / 872 helpful votes

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 865 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Matthew 25:29 ESV / 857 helpful votes

For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

Luke 16:2 ESV / 830 helpful votes

And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 796 helpful votes

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

1 Corinthians 4:7 ESV / 775 helpful votes

For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?

Colossians 1:16 ESV / 767 helpful votes

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 764 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Matthew 6:21 ESV / 758 helpful votes

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Proverbs 27:18 ESV / 746 helpful votes

Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.

Colossians 3:23-24 ESV / 737 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 736 helpful votes

You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 715 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

Luke 16:8 ESV / 695 helpful votes

The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 693 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Luke 14:28 ESV / 634 helpful votes

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 603 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Luke 16:11 ESV / 598 helpful votes

If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

James 1:17 ESV / 597 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 ESV / 588 helpful votes

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Genesis 39:4-6 ESV / 587 helpful votes

So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had. From the time that he made him overseer in his house and over all that he had, the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had, in house and field. So he left all that he had in Joseph's charge, and because of him he had no concern about anything but the food he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.

Titus 1:3 ESV / 567 helpful votes

And at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior;

John 10:10 ESV / 561 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

1 Timothy 6:6-10 ESV / 560 helpful votes

But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 558 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Deuteronomy 8:17-18 ESV / 556 helpful votes

Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 537 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 535 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

Psalm 50:10 ESV / 532 helpful votes

For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.

Revelation 11:18 ESV / 524 helpful votes

The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 515 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Job 1:21 ESV / 511 helpful votes

And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

John 14:30 ESV / 506 helpful votes

I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me,

Ephesians 2:2 ESV / 504 helpful votes

In which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—

2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV / 501 helpful votes

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Psalm 24:1-2 ESV / 475 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.

Ephesians 5:15-18 ESV / 473 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 459 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 443 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Proverbs 3:9 ESV / 401 helpful votes

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

Luke 16:1-31 ESV / 397 helpful votes

He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ ...

Romans 13:8 ESV / 386 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 376 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

1 Chronicles 29:14 ESV / 348 helpful votes

“But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.

John 3:16 ESV / 292 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 16:1-8 ESV / 290 helpful votes

He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ ...

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