Stewards of the Lord

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." 1

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."2

Heaven's Treasure

Stewards entrusted with God's seed
Should yield His Will with grace and time.
The one who squanders in his greed
Will face accounting of each dime.

The yield is stored up in a place;
A treasure hidden from our sight.
Increasing with each act of grace,
These countless gems -- the Lord's delight!

The faithful stewards reign with Him;
They share His glory and His might.
Having conquered both self and sin,
They shine with Him in heaven's light.

We store up a countless treasure
When we serve God without measure.

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. Matthew 6: 19-21
2. 1 Peter 1: 3-5