Daily Devotional for August 8
So look at Apollos and me as mere servants of Christ who have been put in charge of explaining God’s secrets. —1 Corinthians 4:1
What a stewardship we have! Paul said that he was Christ’s servant, entrusted with the secret things of God. Similarly, Ezra and his men were told to deliver unto the God of Jerusalem those things that were entrusted to them for worship in God’s temple (Ezra 7:19). Just as the precious gold and silver articles of the temple were entrusted to Ezra, so we have been entrusted with the deep secrets of the doctrines of God: justification, sanctification, and glorification. “Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2), and we are to treasure the truths we have been given by the Holy Spirit. No careless hands touched the precious temple articles, but they were carefully preserved and protected until they reached Jerusalem. We must reverently carry the truths of the Christian faith, viewing them as more precious than gold, silver, or diamonds. Let us hold the gifts, doctrines, and ministries we have received with faithful hands, and one day we will deliver them safely to the New Jerusalem and present them to the One who entrusted us with them.
1 Corinthians 4:1-21