Lesson 6 for February 10, 2018
Adapted From www.fustero.es
1 Corinthians 4:1,2
“Let a man so consider us, as servants of
Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Moreover it is required in stewards that one
be found faithful."
Many companies register their name or logo as a “trademark.” That’s a
guarantee that their products and services are genuine and follow a quality
assurance process. If a product has that name or logo printed on it, it’s reliable.
God’s stewards also have a “trademark.” They must fulfill some quality
requirements to be “certified” as stewards. Those who don’t fulfill those
requirements cannot be effective stewards and cannot represent their Lord.
What are those requirements?
• A CLEAR CONSCIENCE.
Being faithful to God involves trusting Him (having faith) and standing on His
side. We must remember His Word and be faithful to it when tempted.
• Remember…If you are tempted
• “A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of
many wicked.” Psalm 37:16.
• “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you
up.” James 4:10
• “let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and
spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” 2 Corinthians 7:1
• “But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.”
Abraham is an example of faithfulness. He believed and remained faithful to God
until the end. His eyes were fixed upon the Heavenly City (Hebrews 11:8-19).
“Moreover it is required in stewards
that one be found faithful.” (1 Cor. 4:2)
Loyalty is to keep loving
God and being faithful to
Him to the end. It’s the
external expression of
our personal beliefs, our
faith and our
We will be loyal to God no matter what happens in our lives (Job 13:15)
“…Be faithful until death, and I will give you the
crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10)
Our service to God is indivisible:
“No one can serve two masters” (Matthew 6:24).
We cannot be loyal to God and to the things of this
world at the same time.
Our loyalty impacts our lifestyle. We obey the
divine laws because we want to be faithful stewards
of our Lord.
“The greatest want of the world is the want of
men—men who will not be bought or sold, men
who in their inmost souls are true and honest,
men who do not fear to call sin by its right name,
men whose conscience is as true to duty as the
needle to the pole, men who will stand for the
right though the heavens fall.”
E.G.W (Education, cp. 7, p. 57)
“They must keep hold of the deep truths of the
faith with a clear conscience.” (1 Timothy 3:9 NIV)
Our conscience tells us what’s
right and what’s wrong.
Nevertheless, the conscience may
be “faulty” or “seared”
(Hebrews 10:22; 1 Timothy 4:2).
When we constantly reject the
advice of our conscience, it may
eventually stop telling us that
something is wrong.
Once our conscience is
purified, it aligns itself with
God’s Law. God’s Law is the
only safe conduct guide for the
Our faulty conscience
must be restored, but
we’re cannot do so by
ourselves. Only Jesus
can purify our
OBEDIENCE “In fact, this is love for God: to
keep his commands. And his
commands are not
burdensome.” (1 John 5:3 NIV)
The faithful and loyal stewards—with a
clear conscience—understand that they
work under the authority of their Lord.
Accepting that authority involves obeying
Abel obeyed God by giving an offering
according to the divine requirements. Cain
decided to give an offering according to his
We completely disobey God if we obey Him
partially or according to our own rules.
Obedience is the evidence of our love towards God.
“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is
unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.” (Luke 16:10)
As stewards, we must
must not follow public
opinion but to act
according to Biblical
Daniel and Joseph
stewards because they
were faithful both in
small and in big things.
We must carry out every task the best way we can, even if a task seems
Faithful stewards reflect Jesus’ character in the way they act and behave.
“[The true Christian] is guided by truth and uprightness.
[...] He may be criticized, he may be tested; but
through all, his unbending integrity shines out like pure
gold. He is a friend and benefactor to all connected
with him, and his fellow men place confidence in him,
for he is trustworthy.” E.G.W (In Heavenly Places, August 24)