Biblical Accounts for Being a Good Steward in Technology Dominated World
BiblicalAccounts for Being a Good Steward in Technology Dominated World
Technologyhas had great impacts on the manner in which people interact andmanage their talents. Most have even forgotten biblical teachings asthey strive to make good use of their talents (Bailey,2010).The purpose of this article is to contextualize biblical accountsabout talent management in relation to the currents society. In thepresent world, technology and the internet forms the core componentof humanity hence the need to understand its role on talentstewardship.
Accordingto first Peter 4:10, every person has a special gift and he or she isrequired to use it in serving other people. However as they do sothey are required to be good stewards of the varied grace people haveobtained from God. In this internet and technologically advancedworld, it is easier for people to use their talents to sever otherpeople who are very far from them. Technology has made it easier andquicker for people to interact and thus exercise their talents tohelp those that will see value and appreciate God’s work. The roleof technology is to ensure that people are able to abide by theprovisions of Mathew 25:29 (WATERHOUSE,2011).According to this verse failure to make good use of one’s talentsmeans that it should be taken away. Therefore, technology helpspeople to get more and have in abundance the talents that God deemssuitable for them.
Luke16:11 seeks to understand how one expects to be entrusted with trueriches when they have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth. Inother words, technology has given people an opportunity todemonstrate the level of their faith in God’s given opportunities.Unfortunately, most people are taking advantage of the innocenceamong others to exploit them through the internet. This verse remindspeople that doing so will force God to stop entrusting them with thegreat things He had put in store for them. Through Ephesians 3:1-3,it is clear that every person is responsible and will be answerablefor whatever has been given to them (Nati,2015).Therefore, it is essential to engage in constructive stewardship todemonstrate the power of God’s grace, which leads to secondCorinthians 9:6-7.
Insecond Corinthians 9:6-7 if one sows sparingly then he must expect toreap sparingly and if he does so bountifully then he will reapbountifully. Technology should be the platform for people to exercisestewardship bountifully so that they also reap bountifully. FirstTimothy 1:3-5 shows that it is not necessary for a person to leavetheir homes in order to exercise stewardship (Rosenbaum,2010).On the contrary, technology has made it easier for people to holdeach other responsible regardless of the distance between them. Asper this verse, every person must ensure that fellow human beings donot deviate from God’s will. Instead, through love, they mustencourage one another to have strong faith as they engage in talentstewardship. This should also be exercised consciously, in good faithand from a pure heart.
Inshort, technology and the internet has influence greatly the mannerin which people are able to become stewards of their talents. It isnow easier for people to use their talents to help people who aremiles away. It is also possible for people to encourage one anotherand research to understand more about their specific talents. Due totechnological advancements, proper stewardship tips can also beobtained through the internet.
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