A Daily Devotion for Thursday, June 30.
The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose the servant says to himself, ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and he then begins to beat the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.”
I am sure this parable has many layers of meaning. For me today, I am struck with the reality that God put us “in charge” of His creation. We are to live in it, take care of it, respect it. It really does not belong to any one of us, but we are certainly all in charge of taking care of it. And God is aware of how we manage this responsibility. He sees the choices we make. In my own small way, I owe it to God to take care of His creation. He is never “away” and sees every choice I make.
Holy One, maker of heaven and earth, I am so thankful to be among those you trusted to dwell here. May I be ever mindful of the fact I am merely a guest on this planet, and need to respect and take care of it as I am able. Amen