4 Priorities for Living: How to Glorify God with Our Days & Talents
August 09, 2018
- Discipleship, Grow Spiritually, Stewardship
The word “steward” has gone misunderstood, especially in a biblical sense. Commonly the term refers to flight attendants or volunteers helping us find our way in a museum. We are aware of stewards, but we may not be living out the term properly as Christians.
Perhaps you encountered a stewardess who served you on your flight to that latest mission trip overseas. Maybe you went to a baseball game or theater and a steward helped you to find your seats. These are people who are helping to manage something that is not their own. So what does this mean biblically?
A proper way of defining stewardship for a christian should begin with acknowledging that God is the owner of everything. We are stewards of the things we have in this world, not owners. All that we have is from God, our money, our possessions, our family, and notably our time and talents.
In school, children are taught how to manage their money efficiently. Books have been published teaching readers how to manage their finances in a biblical manner. But it is less-likely that you will find a class about managing our days and talents to bless others. Unless of course you open the teachings of scripture. Below we have outlined four priorities of stewardship spoken from David Jeremiah.
Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom. - Psalm 90:12
Watch this sermon from David Jeremiah, who goes into detail explaining that each of us is allotted a certain amount of time to live on this earth, and during that time we are charged with using our time, talent, and treasure wisely—thereby creating priorities for living.