LUKE 12:42 "And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. 45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more."
The above scripture seems to make it very clear that a wise steward is simply one who
is watching for the Lord to come back. But I'm afraid there is more to it than that. First of
all, let's define the word steward. The dictionary declares it to mean one who serves
another or manages another's affairs. We are stewards to God but our servitude doesn't stop
there. We are also stewards to our fellowman. There is no more greater example of this than
Jesus Christ Himself. Though Jesus was full deity, His life was a pure reflection of a humble
servant; He taught, He fed the hungry, He took time to touch and heal others in need,
He even took time to talk to the children. Since we are created to be conformed to
the image of Christ, we should increasingly demonstrate the attributes of a genuine servant.
Jesus said in Matthew 10:39 that if a man is to find his life, he must lose it. The
only way we can lose our lives while we are yet living is to turn them completely over
to God and become servants to Him and to those around us. The rewards are boundless.
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