Stewardship—found six times in six Old Testament verses and fourteen times in twelve New Testament verses

Variations: steward, stewards, stewardship

Last usage in the Old Testament: 1 Chronicles 28:1 (stewards)

First usage in the New Testament: Matthew 20:8 (steward)

Interesting fact: Luke chapter 16 includes seven references to stewardship, more than any other book of the Bible. Within that chapter, we learn of a wise but unjust steward. The recommendation of the Lord at the end of the parable was to “make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness” (Luke 16:9).

Bible study tip: In order to achieve the most complete Bible study, one must identify associated Bible words. For instance, a complete study of the word stewardship would include considering words like minister, ministry, and dispensation. This may take more time but insures a more complete context to your study.

Sunday, Day 316—Church Day (no devotional)

Monday, Day 317—The Steward Owns Nothing

Tuesday, Day 318—Committed unto Your Trust

Wednesday, Day 319—Church Night (no devotional)

Thursday, Day 320—The Character of a Steward

Friday, Day 321—The Desire to Please

Saturday, Day 322—The Steward’s Reward


Day 316: Church Day

1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.