Being a Good Steward
What’s the best way to do right and do well?
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that most of us want to do right and do well. We want to achieve, live a good life, be responsible, maybe even be admired.
Now I realize some people do not want these things. They choose to live irresponsibly, whether with little or much.
The Prodigal Son in Scripture begged for his inheritance, got it, then wasted it in what the old King James Version called “riotous living” (Luke 15:13). Other Bible versions called it reckless, loose, wild living. Again, I assume most of us don’t want to go there. Certainly, our families don’t want this.
What we want, or should want, is to be a good steward: to take the time, talent, and treasure God gives us and use it wisely.
The Bible reminds us that whatever we have, came from the Lord (James 1:17), and “it is required of stewards that they be found faithful” (1 Cor. 4:2).
How do we become a good steward? “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” (Col. 3:23).