A Faithful and Wise Manager – Luke 12:42-43

The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns. – Luke 12:42-43 NIV

Are you a steward, or manager? I am. While I do not manage people, the Lord has entrusted me with certain abilities to use in his service. And he has done the same for each of those who belong to him. What those abilities are will vary from person to person. But what does not vary is the responsibility we have to be good stewards of them.

Some day our master will return for us. When that will be is unknown. It may be at the end of this earthly life. Or it may be sooner. But when I stand before him in that day, will he find that I was faithful to him in managing what he entrusted me with? Or will he find that I was a poor manager? It will be a good experience for the faithful manager. But not so good for the unfaithful one. Let’s take seriously our responsibility as managers of the master’s possessions he has entrusted us with and faithfully serve him.


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