Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Who then is the faithful and prudent servant, whom his lord hath set over his family to give them food in due season?
And the Lord said, Who is indeed that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will set over his family to give out the measure of food in due season?
And He said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and he was accused to him of wasting his goods.
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let a man so account of us, as the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
For a bishop must be blameless as the steward of God, not self-willed, not passionate, not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of sordid gain:
1 Corinthians 3:10
According to the grace of God given to me, as a wise architect I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon: but let every one see to it how he buildeth thereon.
1 Corinthians 12:4
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit: and there are different offices, but the same Lord:
1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his favor to me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.
2 Corinthians 6:1
And we co-operating with Him do also exhort you that ye receive not the grace of God in vain:
On me, who am less than the least of all saints, was this grace bestowed, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
And therefore He gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers; to qualify holy men for the work of the ministry,