Okay, I have used letter C way too often, so it can’t be that. Answer A is just plain dumb, but B and D both look plausible. How to choose, how to choose…hmm…when in doubt, let’s resort to that time-proven classic, eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Ah, the multiple choice format of testing, (or, if you haven’t properly prepared, the multiple guess scenario), can be easily scored by the teacher, can be analyzed to yield a variety of statistics, and when well-constructed, has proven to be an effective assessment tool. In a multiply choice item, a statement or question, the stem, is posed, followed by four or five choices, or options. The goal for students is to select the correct, or best answer, the key. So buckle up your seat belt and here we go: “Moreover, it is required in stewards that a man be found (a) unbelievably gifted, (b) incredibly wealthy, (c) highly educated, (d) fabulously famous, (e) a dynamic orator, (f) young and vibrant, (g) faithful. Is it not an amazing key that all God requires is faithfulness?
Whether we acknowledge the fact of not, our lives are not our own, for we “are bought with a prices,” a high price, and God calls upon us to be faithful stewards of every area of the life which He has purchased. The word steward finds it root in a Greek word meaning the manager of a household. If you were a steward in ancient Greek culture, you were not the owner of the house, but overseer of that house and all the affairs of that household. Entrusted to your care would be a wide range of duties, from assuring the house was clean and tidy, to managing finances, and directing the duties of the servants.
In Luke Chapter 16, Jesus Himself instructs us in His School of Discipleship. “A “certain rich man…had a steward…and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.” To rebut the accusation, the steward immediately springs into action, “resolved what to do,” proving the wisdom of his stewardship to his employer. The master of the house was impressed by his steward’s wise financial dealings and “commended the unjust steward.” Jesus then presents His disciples with a multiple-choice quiz of sorts. What exactly does our stewardship to Christ entail: (a) being “faithful in that which is least,” those small amounts of time, talent, and treasure that can be used to further the cause of Christ and bring Him honor; (b) being “faithful in the unrighteous mammon,” using our money wisely and placing our financial matters in the hands of the One Who owns it all; (c) being “faithful in that which is another man’s,” showing as much care and devotion with other’s reputations, possessions, and time as we are with ours; or (d) all of the above? Simply stated, all the above, and more.
He created it all, owns it all, paid for it all; we are simply the steward. Let’s go about the task of faithfulness.
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