For several years I have loved the definition behind the original Greek word translated entrust. The idea has to do with placing into the hand of another.
When Paul wrote Timothy, he instructed him to guard what had been placed into his hand (entrusted). He then instructs Timothy to take what had been placed into his hand and place it into the hands of those who are faithful to teach others.
When something has been entrusted to us (placed into our hands) we have a great responsibility to care for, guard, protect, cherish, and faithfully use according to the trust given.
Spiritual leaders have been entrusted with the glorious gospel of Jesus. Considering what has been placed into our hands, it deserves our care and protection. We should guard, cherish and faithfully use according to the trust given.
One day we will give an account for the stewardship of God’s word that has been entrusted to us, as well as, the souls of those we lead.
Therefore, the word of the week deserves our attention and what we have been entrusted with deserves our diligence.