TRUE BIBLICAL MEANING OF STEWARDSHIP

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Theologically, Stewardship is described as the act of service (2 cor. 8:5). Servant-hood is a powerful form of stewardship such as conducting, supervising, and managing some things or an entity. And usually, this means: “the careful and responsible management of something that has been entrusted into your care.”

“And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel” – (1 Samuel 15:26)

The usage of the word “steward” as it was used in the Bible is very similar to the dictionary definition terms; Old Testament uses a phrase that: “One who is over a house,” just as Joseph was over the household of Potiphar.

Each and every one of us are stewards before God either you believe in one thing or the other. Not only has the Almighty entrusted us with a daily job to do, however, He has provided us with the necessary abilities (gifts) and endowed us with talents.

Today, many have fallen from the stewardship and have been rejected by God.

A typical example of this, is the story of Saul, who happened to be a king appointed by God as a steward over the children of Israel, however, on the long run when God gave a simple instruction to destroy totally the Amalekites, both men and animals, Saul did destroy every human but disobey by keeping some few animals behind to offer as a sacrifice.

Stewardship starts and ends with a deep comprehension of God’s ownership of all worthy things:

  •  “Behold the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.” (Deut. 10:14)
  • “The earth is the lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” (Psalm 24:1)
  • “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (Rev. 22:13)
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Many only glory in the morning of their anointing acceptance during their first commission as a servant of God. However, the question is, Are you still obeying God as a good steward?

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