10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:10 NIV)
The Christian concept of stewardship refers to the management of the property or affairs of someone else. It is often associated with personal finances. However, the key is that "our money" is not ours to begin with. It belongs to God.
The narrative of Jesus and the Money Changers occurs in both the Synoptic Gospels and in the Gospel of John, although it occurs close to the end of the Synoptic Gospels at:
- Mark 11:15–19, 11:27–33,
- Matthew 21:12–17, 21:23–27 and
- Luke 19:45–48, 20:1–8