Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Feb 15 - 1 Corinthians 4:2

It is required of stewards
that they be found trustworthy.1 Corinthians 4:2
When most church folks hear the word "steward," they think "money."
"Steward" started, however, as the manager of a household. Shepherding the staff and managing the money, the steward was "entrusted" with literally everything in the house. Therefore, being "trustworthy" was absolutely "required."
When Joseph -- son of Jacob -- was sold into slavery by his brothers, he gained the trust and admiration of a home owner and rose to become chief steward of Potiphar's house. Unfortunately, Mrs. Potiphar admired Joseph too. She wanted to admire him straight into the bedroom.
But Joseph was trustworthy. He ran from his master wife. Unfortunately, the scorned bride blamed Joseph. Prison was Joseph's destination for being trustworthy to his job.
Paul spent time in prison because of his trustworthiness to his calling too.
Peter and John also spent time in prison. Why? Because they too were trustworthy stewards.
Stewardship is not just about money. It is being trustworthy with all the resources entrusted to us -- including our faith. How might you learn to view stewardship in terms of the faith, courage, and commitment you can share?
In Christ's Love,
a guy who views his calling
as stewardship

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