Saturday, April 8, 2023

Daily Devotion: Stewardship of Responsibility

Bible Reading:  Luke 19:1-27

Key Verse: Verse 13And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

Key Words:
Occupy till I come

I realize that this portion of Scripture is speaking of money and is a reference to the Millennial Kingdom, but the point is clear that we are responsible for what the Lord entrusts to us.

Two young men were arrested robbing a service station.  When the trial came up one of the men had four or five high-powered lawyers – his family was wealthy.  The other boy had a court-appointed lawyer; he had been in reform school and had spent two years in Sing Sing.  The two boys were obviously guilty; they had been caught in the act.  

The judge sentenced the boy who had been in Sing Sing to three years; the other boy was sentenced to ten years.  The lawyers howled.  

The judge said, “This boy is a graduate of Choate Preparatory School and of Yale University.  His father was an outstanding man in the community; this boy has sinned against his preparatory school and against Yale University.  He has sinned against the whole American standard of ethics.  Tremendous opportunities were made available to him, yet he turned against all that he knew to be right.  He turned against the code of ethics of his family, his school, his university; he deserves a worse punishment.”  

The judge acted in a Biblical way, for God says, “To whom much has been committed, much shall be required.”

The fact that we name the name of the Lord Jesus Christ increases our responsibility before God.  The more education you have, the more you are answerable to God.  The more knowledge you have of the Bible, the more you are answerable to God.  The better your health, the more answerable you are to God.  The minute that God gives you any advantage whatsoever, the more you are answerable to God.  Amen and amen!

What to do:
✞ Be a wise steward and be faithful to God to carry out your responsibility as a 1) father, 2) mother, 3) laborer, 4) Sunday School teacher, or 5) whatever your responsibilities may be.

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