Scripture

1 Corinthians 4:1-2 – This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.  Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.

Observation-

Paul is telling the church at Corinth how believers should be regarded.  We are to be servants of Christ and live from that perspective.  We are not be concerned of the world and how it will judge.  A steward by definition is someone who manages servants and keeps accounts.  A steward to the Gospel is what we are called to be.  As with a household steward, a steward to God has to have trust in Him and be rooted in faith.

Application –

Jesus tells us that he came to serve not to be served.  As followers of Christ, we should look to the ultimate example of service that Jesus displayed for us.  Paul succinctly tells us we are to be Christ centered in our actions, not concerned with the world, and thereby others will think about us thusly.  If we were to write a job description for ourselves as believers it should read:  servant of Christ and faithful steward of God.  I must have faith and trust in the love of Christ.  In response to His love, I should serve in love with a servant’s heart.

Prayer –

Father,

Thank you for your overwhelming love for us.  Let the power of the Holy Spirit work in me to follow   Jesus and be a faithful servant to glorify the King.

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