Saturday, February 29
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?”
Stewardship is not a word that you will hear spoken of very often. Stewardship means that you are in charge of or a caretaker of something that doesn’t belong to you. For instance, if you were to borrow a friends car, while that vehicle was in your possession, you would be considered the steward of it until it’s returned. What you must realize is that every blessing that God brings into your life He considers you a steward of…especially when it comes to relationships…more so when it come to relationships with fellow believers…even more so when it comes to your spouse and children. You see, people are the Lord’s heartbeat. They are His prized possessions. When He entrusts you with a family and friends, He expects you to steward them well. You (hopefully) wouldn’t return your friends car with trash and food left inside of it, dirty on the outside, or without and gas in the tank. Someday God will receive back from you those family and friends that He gave you to take care of. When He does, what condition will they be in? Will they be better than when you first received them or will they be run down, unkept, and beat up? You, just like Cain are your bother’s keeper. The Lord takes the way you care for them personally. He places them in your life not just to be a benefit to you, but for you to care for and edify them as well. Nothing outside of your relationship with God Himself is more rewarding and fulfilling than God ordained, covenant friendships and marriage. What you’re willing to invest in them is what you’ll receive back in return. You honor the Lord by honoring those He gives you to walk with you through this life. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff.