[esvignore]Looking at the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14 and following we see at least four simple precepts:

  1. Title – God owns all that we have (Psalm 24:1) and entrusts it to us to manage as His steward in accordance with His will and plan
  2. Responsibility – As faithful managers of what God owns, we are responsible to manage with wisdom and diligent discipline
  3. Accountability – The first reason for responsible managing of the Master’s resources is because each believer is required to give an account to the Master. We must account for the resources, talents, skills, abilities, spiritual gifts, time, opportunities, wisdom, relationships and authority that God has entrusted to us.
  4. Reward – The second reason for responsible managing is that God will reward faithful stewards perhaps not fully in this life, but fully in eternal life

Stewards are to glorify God with all they have as they obey the Great Commandment and Great Commission.

Therefore, stewards are who true disciples of Jesus are, not what they have to do!

Stewardship is seeing all our life in light of the Gospel and our Saviour, and seeing ourselves as counter-culture according to God’s Word resulting in peace, joy, contentment, fulfillment, significance and purpose.[/esvignore]

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  • Susan

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    August 2, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Worshipping God almighty foremost. Financial instability. Have last pay cheque today Aug 2 2013. Hard to give all money owed back to God and live here on this planet. Also, 18 year old child and I cannot seem eye to eye anymore. She does not walk closely with God anymore. She is focused on the hurts boyfriends give her and allow that to focus her attentions away from school and work. She doesn’t seem to want to work for anything either. I don’t understand as I was a workaholic to some degrees. Told her that I was 50 and one job was sufficient now. She was 18 she has to provide for herself. Anyway, more so I’m behind in everything I have to pay just in living expenses and more so in property taxes 3 years behind. Just from a 3 month strike, illness of 5.5 months and now 3 month illness. There seem too many tests all at once some times. I keep thinking maybe it’s because I’m study more in the word (I have been for three years) Satan has thought it ok to come against me. I don’t even know what to pray except thanks Lord for the blessings yesterday I didn’t recognize and the ones you will provide through the day I hope to recognize. Thanks Sue

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