Stewardship in the Last Days

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by Samuel D. Geroy

   The work of the LORD needs a great amount of support in these last days. God reminds the believers that since they have freely received, even so they must free give (Matthew 10:8).
   The rich young man in Matthew 19:16-23 thought that he has faithfully obeyed this command because he was consistent in giving his tithes and offerings. But the Lord told him that giving is more than that. He must sell all that he had, give them to the poor, and then follow Him. He was not willing to do that because he was very rich. Jesus was teaching that the essence of giving was to learn to give all to God and believer that He is able to supply and bless us beyond our expectations (2 Corinthians 9:6).
   The widow did that in Luke 21:1-4. She gave from her heart and decided to give God first, believing that all her needs will be supplied by Him. True believers are always generous when it comes to giving to the work of the LORD. 

The Christian is also a steward under the direction of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit was promised, then came at Pentecost and gives power to the life of the believer. We must serve while filled with His power (Ephesians 5:18) and we must live manifesting the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23) moment by moment so that the world will be convinced and convicted to repent and come to the Lord as personal Savior.
   The month of June was also the time to celebrate Father’s Day. The godly fatherhood of Boaz (Ruth 4) and Jessie (I Samuel 16) resulted in the birth of king David what started a godly dynasty that gave the world the Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him the Davidic dynasty will give birth to a kingdom that will never end. Joseph the husband of Many (Matthew 1:18-25) and Zebedee the father of James and John (Matthew 4:21, 22) were also greatly honored as human fathers for playing minor but necessary and blessed roles in the life of Christ and of His disciples.
   The Maxwell Leadership Bible pointed out the important *Stewardship of fathers through Modeling, Management, and giving of wonderful Memories to children that will guide and influence them in the future.
   This gives insight to the role of our Father in heaven who works silently yet powerfully to fulfill God’s will in the lives of His children in the name of Christ.
   The Maxwell Leadership Bible also points out that we are stewards not owners; we are stewards of what God wills and as such are not in bondage to poverty (Exodus 20:3, Matthew 19:29) but are destined to be reward beyond our wildest dreams (10,000% blessings plus eternal life) according to that verse in Matthew.
   This is how important is our stewardship as believers in these last days.