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Good Stewards

Posted: Friday, April 13

 &nbsp;&nbsp; Pastor Tanto&nbsp; // Executive Pastor

   Pastor Tanto  // Executive Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Joshua 7:16-9:2
Luke 16:1-18
Psalm 82:1-8
Proverbs 13:2-3

Verse of the day:

“The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. (Luke 16:8 NIV) 


Luke 16:1-18 is the parable of the of the unjust steward.  A steward is basically a manager or an administrator of someone else’s possessions.

 

Christians are stewards of everything that God has given us.  Many believe that stewardship is all about paying a tithe of their income.  This is good way to begin faithful stewardship but it goes beyond the tithe.  God has given everyone time, treasure, and talent to faithfully manage. 

 

The unjust steward in this story mismanaged his master’s possessions.  Knowing the inevitable of his loss of employment he quickly began to think of his future.  He contacted his master’s creditors and gave them tremendous discounts so they would pay their debt immediately.  Ultimately, he was making friends that would remember him in the future and possibly help him out.  Jesus did not applaud his dishonesty but commended him for his clever use of the opportunity. 

 

“The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.  Luke 16:8 NIV

 

The primary objective of business is about making more money in the future by seizing the opportunities of today.  They know how to capitalize on the resources they currently have to ensure profit gains for their company and themselves. 

 

Christians have the opportunity to make use of their God given time, treasure, and talent to produce spiritual dividends for the eternal future.  Like the unjust steward answering to his master, Christians will stand before God to give an account of how we used the resources that He has given us.  Let us be wise today in how we manage what God has loaned out to us.  Let us use it all to glorify Him and impact others with the Gospel.  Let us cleverly use every opportunity in this life to win souls to the kingdom and make disciples.