The First Sphere of Stewardship
In His Presence: Lord, make me to know my end and what is the extent of my days; let me know how transient I am (Psalms 39:4).
Basically, God has entrusted three things to our care. He has given us three spheres where we are to be His stewards. First, He has entrusted us with time. God is not limited by time. There is no time when He did not exist or when He will cease to be. He always has been and always will be. He is eternal. But time has a different meaning for us because we are limited by time. We have 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year. We have a certain number of years to live, and we don’t know how long that will be.
Ephesians 5:15-17 says: “Be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” In this verse Paul told us to watch out for time. It is fleeting, and we are all running out of time.
Many people define time in terms of its linear course, from point A to point B. But that’s not the full definition of time. In God’s viewpoint, time is the boundary of opportunity. Time must be maximized, not trivialized. We should take advantage of it because we can never get it back.
To be a good steward of time, verse 17 tells us to understand what the will of the Lord is. To use your time to its utmost potential, you should use it to accomplish the will of God.
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If we are righteous stewards of God’s time, He will give us joy in His time.
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