This morning I was reading in 1 Thess. 2. I did not get further than verse 4 before I had to stop and reflect.
“…but just as we have been approved by God
to be entrusted with the gospel,
so we speak,
not to please man,
but to please God who tests our hearts.”
I have been entrusted to speak. That word “entrusted” stood out to me as some treasure God has given to steward. The responsibility is to speak this message faithfully as the steward of His message. This is what it means to “speak so as to please Him”.
In reality if we speak to please man, we are not good stewards. Man has not entrusted the gospel, God has.
It is to Him I speak. The reality that He is the one who examines my heart is clear. I am accountable to Him.
What thoughts does this verse bring to your mind about your own stewardship?
Come quickly Lord Jesus,