Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. (1 Corinthians 4:2)
As we conclude our deliberation on the Discipline of Stewardship, we will consider a powerful Biblical example. The Bible is full of stories of individuals who served as good and bad examples of stewards. Jesus is of course the perfect example but I would like to focus on another example, Job. The story of Job’s reaction to the loss of his livestock, servants and children is remarkable. In Job 1:20 – 21 we read the following account after Job had suffered tremendous loss:
At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”
These are certainly the words of a good steward. Job truly understood that as precious as the lost items and individuals were to him, they were not his, they were the Lord’s. Don’t you crave Job’s attitude?
Spend some quality time with God seeking his strength to grow in your practice of the Discipline of Stewardship.