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Biblical Stewardship

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The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
Chapter 4

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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 deserve.
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 power.
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 nothing.

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 don't corrupt?

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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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