Discipleship | Lesson 11 | Devotion 2
1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
At some point during this lesson and in the devotions, you probably thought to yourself, “I hate when the church talks about how I should manage my money.” Maybe it wasn’t that harsh, nevertheless, you have had thoughts about this whole lesson. If you have had some of those thoughts, then the next statement is really going to make you upset. Stewardship is about more than just money! There is a misconception that stewardship just applies to our finances. While money is a good standard to measure our stewardship, it is not the only area of life we are called to steward.
In the verse we just read, the Bible goes as far to teach us that we should glorify God in all that we do. If our goal is to glorify God in every area of our lives, we must become faithful and wise stewards of what God has blessed us with. For some, this may mean that you need to properly to steward the blessing of health or wealth. For parents, it is your job to properly steward the children God has given you. For business owners, God has given you the opportunity to steward a company for his honor and glory. Whatever God has placed in your hands, it is the job of the Christian to steward it faithfully and wisely for His honor and glory.
So the next time, the word “stewardship” rubs you the wrong way, remember its more than just money; its actually every area of our lives. What has God given you that you have failed to steward properly? What more could God entrust to you if you were faithful with what He has given you? True and Biblical stewardship is not just one aspect of our lives but all aspects.