God owns it all. And we are managers (or stewards) of all that God has entrusted to us. To grow as a follower of Jesus is to grow in generous living because we are blessed to invest.
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. – Ephesians 5:15-16
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace – 1 Peter 4:10
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. – Malachi 3:10
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect – 1 Peter 3:15