Day 180/260: Read 1 Corinthians 4
“Let a man consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.”
God blesses us with talents and with opportunities. We must use those blessings to serve Him and to teach others the truth of the gospel. This is not a suggestion. If we have been blessed with the mercy and grace of God to have been taught the gospel, then “it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” Requirements are not optional.
Consider the parable of the talents. Two men worked, using the money that was entrusted to them, and they produced more for their master, resulting in greater trust and blessing (Matthew 25:21,23). Yet the third servant hid that piece of money that his master left; when the master returned, the servant returned that same piece of money. What was his reward? He was called “wicked and lazy” (Matthew 25:26). He hadn’t done anything wrong…he hadn’t done anything at all, and that was the problem!
We have been given something much greater than a piece of money; we have been given the most valuable information in the history of the world. Are we being good stewards, producing more disciples for the Lord?
Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)
1 Corinthians 1:10. Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Pray for opportunities to teach the gospel and boldness to teach it without compromise.