Pay close attention to this “special” version of mustard…
I was reminded that I actually had a blog when I saw a commercial showing an elderly woman showing amazement that she could update her blog inside her grandson’s car. Anyway, it was time.
I sure do love springtime.
Joseph made several requests of the steward of his house during the time he was testing his brothers (Gen 43:16,19 & 44:1,4). Daniel had a steward that was responsible for ensuring that he ate the proper food in preparation for service to King Nebuchadnezzar (Dan 1:11,16)). In these contexts, a person of wealth or power gave a steward the responsibility of properly managing property and/or people.
Now let’s look at a few examples in the New Testament:
1. 1 Cor 4:1-2 – This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.
2. Col 1:24-25 – Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known.
3. 1 Pet 4:10-11 – As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.
So in the New Testament, the concept of stewardship has a meaning much broader than just managing people and property – it involves being good stewards of everything God has given us, including being good stewards of His Word.
As we begin a series on stewardship, I pray we will all take time to reflect on how we could be better stewards of what God has given us…. oh, and that’s pretty much everything, right?
When I was in college, I drove the “JOY” bus on Sunday mornings picking up kids and bringing them to church. We sang a song explaining each letter: Jesus first, Yourself last and Others in between. That’s a basic biblical principle that was supposed to help the kids keep the proper perspective.
As an adult, that song is still a reminder to help me keep my priorities straight. It’s very easy to sing the song, but there are times when it’s very difficult to put Jesus first (much less others before ourselves). I can get so busy “living life” that I forget that God put us here for a purpose – to seek and save the lost.
Sometimes that means we have to reflect on how we prioritize our life and make sure we’re not missing opportunities that God presents to us. In 1 Cor 9:22, Paul clearly shows his heart for the lost when he wrote:
“… I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.”
Let’s do our best to have a heart for the lost and thus fulfill God’s purpose for our lives.
Years ago my dad promised my son a vehicle. It looks like it will be this Nissan Rogue. Now he says he’s “going rogue” – I think Sarah Palin beat him to it.
Some friends are headed to Baton Rouge, and they decided they would make a detour – to West Monroe to take a gander at Duck Dynasty’s facility. Who knows, they may run into some of the gang at the local McDonald’s.
I really like the show – Si is probably my favorite – that’s a fact jack!!!
Welcome to the new site of… well me. I have several animal and nature pics, so I hope you enjoy viewing them.
I’m getting dissed by my son because my blog site looks a little too sappy. Well all I can say is make your own, and we’ll compare, big boy!!!