“Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:1-2
A steward is someone charged with managing property or funds for someone else. One of the main qualities required of a steward is faithfulness. The owner must know he can trust his steward to protect his investments and make sure they are profitable.
As Christians, we are stewards. God has charged us with managing many things, such as our time, our talents and our finances. And He expects us to be faithful; to protect these things but also to use them profitably and efficiently.
One day we will be required to give an account to God of how we managed the resources He trusted us with. Let’s do our very best so that we can hear him say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for trusting me to be one of your stewards. Give me wisdom in how to manage the resources You have placed in my care.
Devotion by Liane Grant