Being Good Stewards of God’s Word

by Roby Ellis

[Scripture Reading: Ezra 7:10]


A. Of all the gifts that God has entrusted to human hands, surely the Scriptures are chief among these (Romans 1:16; Psalm 119:105).

B. Are we being good stewards of this precious gift?

I. What is the conduct of a bad steward of God’s Word?

A. A bad steward often will not allow the Word into his heart in the first place (Matthew 13:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).

B. A bad steward will allow other things to choke out the Word (Matthew 13:7,22).

C. A bad steward will twist the Word for his own purposes (2 Peter 3:16).

D. A bad steward might preach the Word, but not with the proper motives (Philippians 1:15-18).

II. What is the conduct of a good steward of God’s Word?

A. He receives the Word with an open heart (Acts 2:41; 17:11-12; 1 Thessalonians 1:6; 2:13; James 1:21-22).

B. He is obedient to the Word (Matthew 7:21).

C. He shares the Word with others (2 Timothy 2:2).

D. He takes his stand with the Word (2 Timothy 4:1-5).


A. Let us not be guilty of hiding this precious blessing the way the unfaithful servant hid his lord’s money in the earth (Matthew 25:24-30).

B. Like Paul, let us consider ourselves stewards of God’s mysteries (cf. 1 Corinthians 4:1), and let us take this responsibility seriously!

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