Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
Christian Stewardship Bible Study
Biblical Stewardship in the Bible
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Biblical Stewardship in the Bible Meaning
Glad you're back for more Daily Bread! We'll be using the Good News
Translation of the Bible for today's chapter. It has a particular
tone that seems proper for such a subject as this. We're moving
right along through Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, and when
we left off, his message was, don't hold any man in higher regard
than another. Oh yes, there are people who are admirable and
respectable, but all believers are one in Christ. Remember that one
part of the body is no less important than the other. Let's move on
to what Paul says further:
1 Corinthians 4:1-7 Good News Translation
1 You should think of us as Christ's servants, who have
been put in charge of God's secret truths.
2 The one thing required of such servants is that they be
faithful to their master.
3 Now, I am not at all concerned about being judged by you
or by any human standard; I don't even pass judgment on myself.
4 My conscience is clear, but that does not prove that I
am really innocent. The Lord is the one who passes judgment on me.
5 So you should not pass judgment on anyone before the
right time comes. Final judgment must wait until the Lord comes; he
will bring to light the dark secrets and expose the hidden purposes
of people's minds. And then all will receive from God the praise they
6 For your sake, my friends, I have applied all this to
Apollos and me, using the two of us as an example, so that you may
learn what the saying means, "Observe the proper rules." None of you
should be proud of one person and despise another.
7 Who made you superior to others? Didn't God give you
everything you have? Well, then, how can you boast, as if what you
have were not a gift?
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Biblical Stewardship in the Bible Journey
Well, we've been learning about the esteem
that people hold for other people. Now, what about lifestyle. The
Corinthians, in their big city with all their worldly things probably
thought they were rich ... In certain ways. Paul addresses this too:
1 Corinthians 4:8-13 Good News Translation
8 Do you already have everything you need? Are you already
rich? Have you become kings, even though we are not? Well, I wish you
really were kings, so that we could be kings together with you.
9 For it seems to me that God has given the very last
place to us apostles, like people condemned to die in public as a
spectacle for the whole world of angels and of human beings.
10 For Christ's sake we are fools; but you are wise in
union with Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! We are despised,
but you are honored!
11 To this very moment we go hungry and thirsty; we are
clothed in rags; we are beaten; we wander from place to place;
12 we wear ourselves out with hard work. When we are
cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;
13 when we are insulted, we answer back with kind words.
We are no more than this world's garbage; we are the scum of the
earth to this very moment!
If one can't learn humility from Paul ... It is a shame. Speaking of
shame, Paul says, I don't write these things to shame you, but to
warn you because though you have many many instructors in Christ, you
haven't many fathers, and in Christ Jesus, I have begotten you
through the Gospel, so I beg you, follow in my footsteps. I have sent
Timotheous (also known as Timothy, not Paul's son but is like a son
to him) to remind you how to act, which I teach everywhere I go.
1 Corinthians 4:18-21 Good News Translation
18 Some of you have become proud because you have thought
that I would not be coming to visit you.
19 If the Lord is willing, however, I will come to you
soon, and then I will find out for myself the power which these proud
people have, and not just what they say.
20 For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of words but of
21 Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip,
or in a spirit of love and gentleness?
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Biblical Stewardship in the Bible Explanation
It sounds like some of the people of Corinth may have temporarily
lost sight of some important Christian values, but Paul intends to
fix that up right quick. Let's review his messages ...
Judging others is dangerous business. Did you know that by giving
someone high esteem, you're judging others who aren't given the same
regard? Paul's advice is, leave judgment up to the Lord. Judge
Don't get confused about what makes you rich. Material things can't
make you spiritually rich. Gifts from God make you rich. How does
that go ... Lay up your treasures in Heaven, where moth and rust
Christian Stewardship Bible Study Truth
Biblical Stewardship in the Bible Summary
And finally, don't forget to take a seat in one of the back rows
because it's better to be invited up closer to the front than to be
told that your seat is further back. Is this what Paul is reminding
us of when he describes his lifestyle? It's a good thing to remember.
Hope to see you again soon, as we continue our study of this
wonderful letter from Paul. Join us again soon, you know where ...
Right here at Daily Bread.
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