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AUTHOR: NAD Stewardship
―Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful." 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 NKJV
All people are called to be faithful stewards; in fact this is the highest position to which a human being may attain. Never an owner just a steward, but the position of a steward is one of dignity because the steward is trusted by the Master.
The problem arises when a person steps from their role as steward and assumes that of proprietor, or owner. God has said that the tenth of the increase belongs to Him, but few recognize His claim by returning His share. He asks for gifts of love in first fruits and freewill offerings, but many of these, if given at all, are given grudgingly. The world is in trouble today and seeks an answer to these problems – but rejects the only solution to them, which is based on the eternal truth – “the earth is the Lord's.” (Psalm 24:1)
It is possible for every Christian to prosper, if they faithfully carry out their duties as a steward. If they remember that all they possess is lent to them by God. Then they can rest assured that God will abundantly bless the labor of their hands and allow them to manage as many goods as they are capable of handling wisely.
Appeal: Our offering today is for the needs of our church. Please give liberally and also remember to pray daily for our work in this area.