Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Blessed by Giving - Stewards


Luke 16: 10-12 - "Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much. So if you have not been faithful with the unrighteous money, who will trust you with what is genuine? And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to someone else, who will give you what is your own?"

This month, I want us to be challenged to consider that God's plan to bless us is developed by our giving. Giving of ourselves, our time, our talents, and our finances. To often we come to God seeking to get - when His plan to bless us is tied to us giving. God has made each of us stewards of a part of His Kingdom. We are responsible to Him for what we do. Some of the material comes from information I have from Dr. David Jeremiah of Shadow Mountain Community Church in California.

The New International Webster's Pocket Dictionary - 2000 edition - defines a steward as: "1) A person entrusted with the affairs of others; 3) on shipboard, a person who waits on tables and takes care of passenger's rooms."

We seem to think of being a steward as being the one in charge. It's not. We are the servant of the One we represent. Stewardship is a priority of Scripture, a prerequisite for service, and a program for success. This month, let us contemplate what God calls us to do as stewards. Get ready as we seek to be Blessed by Giving.

For Kingdom Education,


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