|Discipleship Requires Stewardship
By Greg Sanders
Matthew 24:44 You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.45 “A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them. 46 If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward.
From the beginning to time, God has called HIs people to be stewards. Genesis chapter 2 tells of God putting Adam in charge of stewarding the garden Eden to cultivate it and keep it. God used Daniel as a role model of good stewardship that elevated the name of God amount a foreign people. In the New Testament, believers are considered to be stewards of the Gospel message and ministry. However, the greatest stewardship one has been given is the stewardship of one’s own life.
Jesus teaches in Matthew 24 that it is the job of His disciples to steward their life in such a way that they are ready every moment should the Lord return. The activity of being ready for the return of Christ at any moment is a stewardship that must continue to be practiced in your life as well. The following are a few take always to help you be a good steward of the life entrusted to you.
• Realize since the Lord could return at any moment, you must be ready every moment.
• Realize proper stewardship over one gift leads to the entrusting of other gifts.
• Realize that good stewardship will be rewarded.
Today’s Challenge: Stewardship begins by recognizing that what has been entrusted to you does not belong to you. As believers, our lives belong to Christ. Live today making the most of your opportunities for the glory of God.