“Research is a form of stewardship over the world God created.” -Ron Hawkins
Jerry Bridges (The Discipline of Grace) describes three common views of possessions:
- What’s yours is mine; I’ll take it (thief).
- What’s mine is mine; I’ll keep it (selfish materialism).
- What’s mind is God’s; I’ll share it (godliness).
“What the Bible means by ownership is not possessing things to use for our own purposes, but receiving things from God to use for his glory.” -Phil Ryken, Written in Stone