Tell me about it–your mom yelling at you all the time that you should clean up your room. “You can’t even walk through it!” she says. “What would the Queen of England say if she came into your room?! This room is a pigsty, for goodness sake!” (so true in my case) And you’re thinking “My room is fine for me. Who cares if my mom can’t walk through it–hey, I can, so what’s the point?” Well, basically, the Bible says you should be a good steward of what you have. What does it mean to be a good steward? What is a steward anyway?
Exerpts from the Webster: steward
one who actively directs affairs, manager
Verb: to act as a steward for, manage
So it can sort of mean “manager” or “manage, one who manages things.” What is the thing we are managing? Our rooms and possessions–keeping them orderly and neat helps us to take care of what we have. Have you ever, after a hard work cleaning out a room, attic, or garage, said to yourself “Wow! Everything is so neat now, and it is much easier to take care of things!” That’s good stewardship, and it’s pretty handy, huh? Ephesians 6:1 says, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” So you are honoring your parents, as well as yourself, and other people, when you steward your belongings, and God will bless you when you do. I hope the next time your mother starts bugging you about your room, remember Colossians 3:23–“Whatever you do, do it heartily, as if you were working for the Lord and not men.”