Tuesday, August 27
Stewards of Grace
Today's reading: Ephesians 3:1-13
In Ephesians 3, Paul relays to the believers in Ephesus how God called him to deliver and take the Gospel message of Christ beyond the Jews to the Gentiles. As he explains this calling, he writes about God's grace—receiving the gift of God's grace and being made a minister of it (vs. 7) and being a steward or agent of the message of God's grace (vs. 2).
Paul's talk of being a steward spoke powerfully to me because of the reminder it provided that I too am a steward for God (and you are as well, if you've received Christ as your Savior). All believers are charged with spreading the Gospel message (see Matthew 5:13-16, Mark 16:15 and Matthew 28:19-20), which makes us stewards of God's amazing grace.
Do you think of yourself as a steward (agent or caretaker) of the Gospel message of Christ? Why is this important? How active are you about telling others about God's love, grace, forgiveness and free gift of salvation through Christ? Will you talk with someone and tell them about Jesus today? Tami
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