“And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.” (Luke 16:9)
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:” (Hebrews 12:14)
“Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2)
Questions: Why would you make a commitment to another person? Why would someone place their trust in another person?
We may be too macho-macho to admit it out loud, but there are some men in our lives who exhibit characteristics that we admire and desire.
Paul was telling the Philippian Church in Philippians 4:8-9 about some good things to think upon so that the Peace of God would be with them. And with those things, he encourages them to believe that his living testimony was genuine. They would make the commitment of trust by following Paul’s example and imitating him.
And this same Apostle Paul gave the Corinthian saints strict instructions in 1 Corinthians 11:1:
“Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”
In order to be a good steward, a person is to be trustworthy by being one who practices what he preaches. To be looked upon as someone who others can trust, means that they can depend on you for certain things and in certain situations.
Our main goal is definitely to obey what (I think) is a command in Matthew 5:16:
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Anyone who knows that I am a saint only by the Grace of God, knows that to trust me is to trust first the God in me!
By making a commitment to say and believe; a genuine Christian testimony gives that Christian better opportunity to encourage that person who is looking for someone to trust in, to place their trust in God.
He has placed His Trust in us; or should I say inside us; and given us Stewardship over it. So my trust really is not my trust, but I have stewardship of His Trust.