1 Peter 4:10 – Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
So what is good stewardship in the biblical sense? It all comes down to being faithful!
According to Scripture, we are all accountable to God (see Romans 14:11-12) and Jesus said, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, even more will be asked.” (Luke 12:48). Also, 1 Cor. 4:1-2 states, “Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy.”
In the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30), the servants were given different amounts, “each according to his own ability”. The rewards were not based on how much they were given, but on what they did with what they were given.
We have all been given something, and only one thing is important to God–our faithfulness to what He has given us and called us to do (Luke 12:42). God is faithful and He wants us, who say we love Him, to be faithful as well. That’s the key point!
Whether we’re entrusted with little or entrusted with much, our responsibility as His good stewards is our faithfulness to be found trustworthy with what He has given us. This is good stewardship.