Forging Ahead In Trustful Hope – Day 15March 23, 2011
And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.
Throughout the Gospels, we see that Jesus communicated valuable truths by using parables. Stories that painted word pictures that give us insight as to how we should live, think and behave as the children of God. In the Gospel of Luke, we see many of these parables highlighting our function as “stewards”.
What is a steward? In the Greek, a steward was a: house distributor; a manager; an overseer; a fiscal agent; one who manages the resources of another.
As believers our life is not our own, we are stewards called to manage and oversee the gifts, talents and resources that we have been entrusted with, in such a way that brings profit and benefit to the Master.
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1 Peter 4:10
Good stewards are wise stewards. Wise stewards are shrewd, in handling their affairs. They are sharp, creative and cunning in their wisdom, while being blameless in character. They are people who attend to their responsibilities with diligent focus looking to be fruitful in their endeavors.
As you are “Forging Ahead In Trustful Hope,” are you being a wise steward with what has been entrusted to you? Are you creatively prudent as you cultivate the seeds of potential that lies within you? Are you doing it in such a way that you bring profit to the Lord and His Kingdom? Then when the Master comes, your reward will be great!
His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
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