14 October 2005

Knowledge is a dangerous thing

Spent Monday and Tuesday in Goodyear, near Phoenix in a Biblical Stewardship Seminar. I've been through these types of things before, but this one relied on the biblical view of the role of a steward, not so much on money.

Now I will be held accountable for what I know. Some of it is not comfortable, other aspects are Ok. We will be going through this Seminar in our church soon. I don't want to be the servant who will be "beaten with few blows." Nor do I want to be held accountable for those I am responsible to teach these things.

Luke 12:42-48

42 And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time? 43 "Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. 44 "Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 45 "But if that slave says in his heart, 'My master will be a long time in coming,' and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk; 46 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers. 47 "And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes, 48 but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.

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