1 Corinthians 4:2 says."Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful."
If you are saved you are a servant of God. More specifically you are, what the apostle Paul calls, a “steward.” The word “steward” literally means the manager of a household or of household affairs. In-other-words God is the owner and you are just taking care of what belongs to Him. He is the boss and you are His supervisor.
What 1 Corinthians 4:2 is saying is that as a Christian you must remember that what you have is not your own but God’s. Your possessions are not yours but they belong to God. Your money is not yours but God’s. Your talents and abilities are not yours but God’s. Your very own body doesn’t even belong to you but to God. The Bible says in 1Corinthians 6:19 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”
So, if God owns everything that you have including your very body then that means He has the right to tell you what to do with everything that you have and how to manage everything that you have. And that is where being a steward comes in.
Since the Bible calls the Christian a steward (1 Peter 4:10) we are to be managing well that which our Master puts into our hands. Again, the Bible says that a steward must be found faithful. Being faithful means being trustworthy or reliable. It speaks of consistency and loyalty.
The Bible didn’t say that you must be gifted, famous, well-known, charismatic, strong, or intelligent. It just says to be faithful!
The question for you today is “Am I a faithful steward to my Master, Jesus Christ? Am I faithful to read His Word and pray? Am I faithful in being obedient to His Word? Am I faithful in coming to the house of God? Am I faithful to lead my family in the way of God? Am I faithful to the Lord in the matter of finances? Am I a faithful witness for the Lord? Am I faithful to Him with the possessions, talents, and abilities that He has given me?”
The key to the Christian life is faith and faithfulness. The Bible says in several passages that the just shall live by faith (Romans 1:17). We are told that we are to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). And then we are told to be faithful to the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58). When this life is over and the Christian stands before Jesus at the judgment seat of Christ, He will say to those that have been faithful, “Well done thou good and faithful servant (Matthew 25:21).”
Do not be mistaken, He will only say that to you in heaven if you’ve been faithful to Him on earth. So, examine your life today and say as David said in “Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if [there be any] wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
The Lord will show you if you are a faithful steward or not. If you are not then turn to Him and ask Him to help you to become a better steward of the things that He has given you and as you look to Him He will help you do just that. Make the choice to be faithful to the Lord and He will bless you. What the church needs today is not more preachers, singers, programs, talent, or even money but more faithful stewards of God. Every one of us can be and should be a faithful steward. God has been more than faithful to us and we should be faithful to Him.