Luke 16:1–2: He also said to His disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’
A steward is someone who manages another’s wealth. He does not own that wealth himself, but he has the privilege of enjoying it and using it for the profit of his master. The most important thing about a steward is that he serve his master faithfully. When he looks at the riches around him, the steward must remember that they belong to his master, not to him personally, and that they must be used in a way that will please and profit the master. This particular steward forgot that he was a steward and began to act as if he were the owner. He became a “prodigal steward” who wasted his master’s wealth. His master heard about it and immediately asked for an inventory of his goods and an audit of his books. He also fired his steward. Before we judge this man too severely, let’s examine our own lives to see how faithful we have been as stewards of what God has given to us. To begin with, we are stewards of the material wealth that we have, whether much or little; and we will one day have to answer to God for the way we have acquired it and used it. 1
Your Word is Truth
Do you possess your possessions, or do your possessions possess you? Are you “owned” by what you own? Are you a slave or a servant to your material possessions. Do you honor God with your income consistency, or occasionally? If God were to audit your stewardship today, would He commend your faithfulness?
Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. –1 Corinthians 4:2
You Alone are God
God has called us to manage His resources in faith, and with faithfulness. – TWEET IT
Your Will be Done
Lord, make me into a wise servant that glorifies You with godly decisions.
1. Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.