Servants of Christ
Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. - 1 Corinthians 4:1
Paul taught the Corinthian believers that they were servants. They were likened to those men who were under rowers on large ships, or like stewards––house managers. A steward was a person who was in charge of a household. Everything in the house that belonged to the owner was entrusted to them to oversee. The Corinthian believers were servants of God, who had revealed to them the Lord’s mysteries––they were entrusted with Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are also His servants, entrusted with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Can you believe the responsibility we have? God has basically said to us,
“Now, here you are; manage the things I have given to you.” Think of how many people mismanage what God has given to them. How can He move us on to the next level if we are not faithful stewards? How can he take us to the next place in doing the will of God?
Imagine, God did not entrust to us a million dollars, as we might miss manage or misspend it; he gave us more than a million dollars. He gave us the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is far better than money. The Gospel is the most valuable thing in the world. It is the greatest thing––there is nothing more valuable than that.
God has also revealed to us His mysteries by His Spirit: But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God (1 Corinthians 2:10). Christians, through the Holy Spirit, understand the mystery of the Gospel––the message of the cross.
The blindness of unbelievers in no way detracts from the clarity of the gospel; the sun is no less bright because blind men do not perceive its light.
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