Friday, April 24, 2009
“But the four principal gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the responsibilities for the rooms and treasuries in the house of God.” 1 Chron. 9:26
Assignments are important. Here there was an upmost importance that the Levites had in making sure that the temple was kept pure and was kept right. That was a good thing. Here they had an assignment and they knew exactly what to do. The key word here is entrusted. They were given the responsibility to take care of the temple not by man but by God. They realized that God owns everything and they were given the charge of taking care of what was His.
So, how does this apply to me? Sometimes I forget that everything belongs to God. I truly don’t own anything. It seems that sometimes I need to be reminded that I am really just a steward of what God gives me. He provides the money, He provides the way, He brings the resources. I am just responsible to steward all he has given me in the correct fashion. However to do that I have to be in the mind set that everything I have is His. No exception.
Lord resetting my mind to this mindset is not easy. But stewardship is what is needed in my life. Lord help me teach me and guide me in this. Lord help me be wise in stewardship.