God’s instruction to Christians to use faithful diligence and personal responsibility in the execution of the duties and responsibilities inherent to mankind in His creation. (Genesis 2:15, I Peter 4:10, Luke 16, I Corinthians 4:1-12). All that humanity possesses and enjoys is temporary and cannot be taken into the grave; all are God’s gifts. Each person bears responsibility to a Just Creator for his use or misuse of that bounty. God is Sovereign and is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34) and provides sunshine & rain both for the just and unjust (Matthew 5:45). How we respond to what we are provided demonstrates our commitment to our responsibility of stewardship. We may prepare the soil, plant the seed, but God gives the increase (I Corinthians 3:6-7). We are stewards of our Salvation, Christianity, God’s creation, family labors, conduct, treasure, human government and institutions. Stewardship is not proud, lustful, greedy or wicked; but rather patient, loving, kind, and mindful of God’s instruction. Each person faces a date certain when he will awake in the presence of a Sovereign and Just God to give account of his stewardship (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). It therefore behooves every living soul to exercise due diligence toward that day (Galatians 6:7). A noble American who achieved great fame, refused tarnished glory, lost his worldly inheritance, yet steadfastly held to his sense of Stewardship, admonished his sons, “Do you duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.” We should all follow Robert E. Lee’s advice and do our duty by being faithful stewards of God’s bountiful gifts.