March 15, 2014

1corinthians4-2

Genesis 41:1-13; 1 Corinthians 4:1-7; Mark 2:23-3:6

Have you ever awakened in the morning after dreaming, but cannot remember what the dream was about? That is me. I know I dream, I just cannot remember my dreams. My wife, Kathy, does. She even has the same dream over and over and knows what they mean. It is a gift to interpret dreams.

Joseph had that gift. It got him sold into slavery, attention in prison, eventually released from prison and made the highest ranking official in Egypt, second only to Pharaoh. Joseph recognized that God gave him this gift, and gave God the credit for his interpretations. God blessed him.

God gives us gifts too. One of them is the mysteries of God. Paul writes: “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.” (1Cor 4:1-2 ) We are stewards of the mystery of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus. May God find us faithful.

Prayer: Lord God, grant that we might be faithful stewards of your mysteries for the salvation of those you bring us in contact with. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Carl Haynes,
Dean of the Carolinas Mission District, and the
Pastor of Christiana Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC.

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