To understand what the Bible says about stewardship all we have to do is start with the very first verse in the Bible: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). This passage makes it very clear that God has absolute right of ownership over all things. The essence of stewardship is God is owner and man is the manager. If we don't embrace our relationship to God’s resources accurately, we will make ourselves susceptive to all sorts of distorted philosophies about finances. In this teaching, we will address the following four worldviews: The Poverty Mentality, The Prosperity Mentality, The American Dream Mentality, and The Stewardship Mentality.