Dr. Charlie Fiskeaux – “Faithfully Taking Care of God’s Things”
“Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” – I Corinthians 4:2 (NKJV)
Stewardship is caring for that which belongs to another and has been entrusted into our care. The concept of stewardship is woven so pervasively throughout Scripture that it is easy to “overlook the forest for the trees.” The Psalmist tells us that the entire earth belongs to the Lord. In Genesis, God declared that mankind has been given oversight of the entire earth, including all of its animals. In His teaching, Jesus gave many examples of persons having caretaker roles for various items that belong to the real owner (talents, vineyards, farm produce).
Likewise, in His teaching, Jesus also gave many examples of persons being called to give account of their stewardship for the items entrusted into their care. Some stewards were called wise and some were called foolish, according to the measure of care that they exercised over the affairs committed to them. Paul tells the Corinthians that “it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” Being faithful is caring for the items in trust as having precious value, knowing that we will be called to give an account of how we have cared for those items which really belong to the Lord.
- Dr. Charlie Fiskeaux, Vice President of Business Affairs