Today’s Scripture: Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2
This is a graduating class that I applaud. They could not offer a prayer during the commencement ceremony due to a declaration issued by the high courts of the land. Consequently, the principal and several of the students were careful to stay within the guidelines that the country had given. They could not mention God or ask His blessing on the students, but each still gave an inspiring speech. All of them were nice, but routine. Finally, one speech got a standing ovation. One young man went up to the podium and just stood there silently until all of the graduates in unison sneezed, to which he said, “God bless you,” and walked off the stage. The audience exploded into applause.
I think of that graduating class as full of the right stuff. There are a lot of people who are full of themselves, full of hot air, full of envy, full of strife, and full of hypocrisy, but the Bible wants us to be full of faith – faithful. So my question to you is, “Are you full of the right stuff?”
When you are full of faith, you will be faithful. As God’s stewards, we are required to be found faithful. This is not to keep salvation, for salvation is not of works. However, we are bought with a price that was paid on the cross. We have become His stewards. What He has assigned as our responsibilities, we are required to do faithfully.
Joseph is a great example of how a steward ought to be faithful. When he was sold to Potiphar, he was a steward. He was faithful in his position as steward, and his faithfulness was rewarded when he became head over all of Potiphar’s possessions. Ultimately, he became the steward of the nation of Egypt under Pharaoh.
We too are stewards, and as stewards, God blesses us when we are faithful. Ultimately, we will rule and reign with Him if we have trusted Christ. It is vital that now as stewards, we be found faithful.
Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.