The ONE THING for today

When given power of attorney

  • Genesis 24:10 (NKJV) Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and departed, for all his master’s goods were in his hand. And he arose and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.

How would you feel about turning over all your financial matters to a third party? How about giving someone who is not family the power of attorney so that they could do whatever they thought best with all your physical assets? Scary isn’t it?

Yet that is exactly what Abraham did; he placed all his goods in the hands of a steward in addition to giving him the responsibility of obtaining a bride for his son. Wow, that steward must have been an exceptional man of strong character and trustworthiness.

And that leads me to you…

You may not have absolute power of attorney over someone’s finances and property, but if you have a job then your company has put something under your trust. You are a steward over that area.

If you’ve volunteered at your church or some other civic or public organization, then you have been given a trust over some sacred or special area—you are a steward over that area.

These are just a few examples, but virtually everyone has been entrusted with some area of stewardship.

So how are you doing? Are you a steward that can be trusted? Are you putting the interest of the ones trusting you above your own? There is no greater compliment than to be trusted with someone else’s goods and there is no greater witness for Jesus Christ than handling that trust trustworthy.

The ONE THING for today: Be trustworthy with that which has been entrusted to you.


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