This entry is part 20 of 28 in the series Devotionals

Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” As Christians, we have to know and believe that God has complete rights of ownership over ALL things. If we don’t understand this concept from the Word of God, nothing else in the Bible will make sense to us.

1 Corinthians 4:2 says, “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” A steward is defined as a keeper or one who manages. Every believer is a manager or steward over anything that God has entrusted to us – our children, our earthly possessions, our gifts and talents, our time, His Word, and even our life itself. God wants His purposes for our life to be fulfilled in this earth, through our obedience in managing what He has committed to us.

Giving back to God is an essential part of our worship to Him. Stewards, therefore, are required to be FAITHFUL. Faithful means trustworthy or reliable. A faithful person is one whom God can rely upon for service. Are you doing what you can with what God has entrusted to you?

A steward DOES NOT own anything. He manages it. Sadly, some Christians, try to get by with giving as little as possible back to God what He has entrusted to them. If we don’t understand that giving is “a command” from God (Matt. 6:2), and that it should be done voluntarily, neither will we understand that “…He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (2 Cor. 9:6).

God owns it all, saints! When we neglect to give back to God, this involves an issue with the heart that stems from our own selfishness. We must not forget what 1 Corinthians 4:2 says: “…It is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” Faithfulness is REQUIRED in stewards. 

Can God count on you? Are you a reliable steward executing the supernatural gifts and talents that He gave you to do His work in the earth? It’s a question that only you can answer and only you will have to give an account for.

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