The Faithful Steward
by Ronald W Robey
(written November 01, 2017)

1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

The etymology of the word “steward reveals that the word is from the Old English stiward, stigweard “house guardian, housekeeper,” from stig “hall, pen for cattle, part of a house” (see sty (n.1)) + weard “guard” (from Proto-Germanic *wardaz “guard,” from PIE root *wer- (3) “perceive, watch out for”).

Which is the more faithful steward?

a) The man who commits to giving ten percent of his employment wages to the local religious institution he attends before meeting his family’s physical needs

b) The man who commits to meeting his family’s physical needs before giving any money to the local religious institution he attends

The Staff of the religious institution are exhorted to be “faithful stewards” over that Office that they have been appointed to.

The man who is only a member of the congregation has a greater responsibility to be a faithful steward at home.