Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.
(1 Corinthians 4:2)
In Paul’s day, the steward was an estate manager. As a whole, the steward was in charge of the general operation of the establishment, but only as instructed within the guidelines agreed to by the head of the house. In a similar way, the Christian steward is entrusted with “the mysteries of God,” the revealed truth of God as disclosed in the person of Jesus Christ. Like the earthly steward, he is expected by the Master to be faithful in the performance of his duties.