March 3, 2019

Engage in Stewardship of Your Time

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Passage: Colossians 3:17
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Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus

Stewardship is an ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources. - Wikipedia
Looking from a biblical world view stewardship is: “Utilizing and managing all resources God provides for the glory of God and the betterment of His creation.” - “Stewardship” in Homan Bible Dictionary
Steward – a person employed to manage another’s property, especially a large house or estate. - Oxford Dictionary

Matthew 25:14-23 … "So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.' His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' He also who had received two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.' His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant …​

How do we set our priorities as stewards of our time expecting to see the value of our time increase?

We make choices
Joshua 24:15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." ​

How do we set our priorities as stewards of our time expecting to see the value of our time increase?

We set priorities
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
We take action and exercise self-control
Proverbs 25:28 A man without self-control is as defenseless as a city with broken-down walls.  TLB​
Stewardship helps us get the best, the most, out of our time.  It sets priorities, and provides vision…  Stewardship helps time to not slip away​
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2a To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
The question is, “How will you steward the time in between these two?”​

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