February 12, 2020

Managers vs. Owners

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.”  – Psalm 24:1 Have you ever borrowed something from a friend? Maybe you drove someone else’s car while yours was in the shop or your neighbor let you use a dish that you didn’t have in your own kitchen. In any case, my guess is that you were extra careful with what didn’t belong to you. You see, there’s a sense of comfort and even carelessness that accompanies the treatment of our own possessions verses the care we take with those of another. In fact, I believe this illustration provides us with a powerful metaphor for how we should live our lives in the Kingdom of God. In short, the word is stewardship, and it means that we are not owners, but rather managers, of the resources that the Lord has entrusted to

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