Christian stewards use the treasure of the gospel in their own lives by faithfully gathering every Sabbath around the Word to worship. There they receive the treasures of life, strength, hope, and power that make Christian stewardship possible. We gather regularly with other Christians to study the Bible so we can grow in our understanding and knowledge of God through His Holy Word. And having so gathered around the Word, we then are ready to invest these treasures.
Stewards don’t just bury this treasure; they put it to work! This is our sacred trust and responsibility. Christ wants us to share the saving gospel He has committed to our trust so that through it others may be won for Him for all eternity (Mark 5:19-20). He died for all (2 Corinthians 5:15), and it is His will that none should perish but that all should be brought to repentance and faith (2 Peter 3:9).
As Christian stewards joyfully use the greatest gift of all—the gospel shared through the Word and our testimony—they will find that the priorities in their life change and take on a new perspective. No longer do they live only for themselves. Rather, they recognize that they are part of the most dramatic, exciting, and wonderful life possible—life with God and life in service to Him for the sake of others.
Paul puts it so beautifully when he writes,
“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me” (Galatians 2:20, NASB).