10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:10-11, New International Version)
Theme: Rejoicing and Thanksgiving
Thanks to all who shared the stewardship principle they find encouraging. We will conclude our consideration of the discipline of stewardship today.
We have all experienced being placed in positions of responsibility by someone else. It may have been our parents, friends, teachers or work colleagues. If it is a really impactful responsibility we rejoice and give thanks for being trusted to use our skills and resources to fulfill the responsibility. Such is the case for Christians, because God expects us to be good stewards of the resources he has given us.
Our passage today declares that through God’s grace, believers all have gifts and are expected to be faithful stewards of these gifts. Note the rejoicing that occurs at the end of the passage.
Please study the passage and consider the question below.
In what ways do you express your gratitude for being trusted to be a steward of the gifts God has given you?
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