15 Nov Luke 6:38; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19 Or do you not know that your body is an temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
Stewardship should not be described the way an uppity Englishman described miniature golf: “Behold the way they take croquet and dust it off and call it golf.” Stewardship is one of the basic doctrines that cannot be ignored. Someone said, “When you consider your lot in life, you should build a service station on it.” You are in this world to help somebody else, to do some good, to accomplish something. Luigi Tarisio was found dead and penniless in a run-down house, except for 246 exquisite violins. He had robbed the world of instruments that made the most beautiful sounds you have ever heard. Silent, speechless violins for over 147 years. A man and his son had a falling out which resulted in a lost relationship, until the son died. “Did my son leave a word for me?” asked the father. Yes”, came the reply. “He wants you to be the executer of his estate”. And that is exactly what Jesus did.