David Jeremiah Devotional 16th May, 2019
Theme For David Jeremiah Devotional 16th May – STEWARDS WHO SERVE
His lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”
Recommended Reading: Luke 12:42-44
We often read accounts of people who provide unique service to others through philanthropic or ministry outreach to people in need, and sometimes even to their own families when a need arises. But the word steward has a different meaning, although it is thoroughly a biblical word. For example, Adam and Eve were made stewards of creation; Joseph was made a steward of Potiphar’s household in Egypt; Paul was made a steward of the grace of God.
Jesus used the idea of stewardship in His parables. A wealthy lord would give his stewards the responsibility to manage things on his behalf. Later, he would evaluate their stewardship, or the faithfulness of their service. Those who were faithful received a reward for their service to him, while those who were not faithful received no reward. All of life for the Christian is a matter of service on which we will be evaluated and rewarded—or not (1 Corinthians 3:10-15).
What is the basis of your service to Christ? Is it faithfulness to Him (1 Corinthians 4:2)? If so, your faithful stewardship will surely be rewarded.
The highest honor in the Church is not government but service. – John Calvin
Credit – David Jeremiah