Have you ever seen a TV show with a butler?
Maybe you’re old enough, like me, to remember “Benson”?
Or you younger ones will probably know “Jeffrey” or “Bertrum”.
Well, I’ve always thought that having a butler would be VERY cool.
In fact, I could use one now.
Anyway, did you know that there were butlers in the Bible?
Except the Bible referred to them as stewards. From as far back as Adam and Eve, whom God entrusted to take care of the world He had created, to you and I today.
When did I become a steward you may ask?
Well, if you believe that you were created by God and in the image of God, you have been placed in charge of several things.
For the next few days, I’m going to look at this concept of stewardship, starting today with the definition.
A steward is someone who has been charged with the responsibility of managing something for someone else, usually an owner. In many cases, they manage a household.
This is a very important position as you are expected to represent the owner’s interest and to conduct yourself as the owner would.
Additionally, the steward would be expected to give an account or a report of what he or she has done, whenever the owner requires it.
Similarly, God has placed us in charge of several things – the planet, our bodies, families and even His Word – and one day we will have to give an account to Him.