Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Stewardship of Retirement

Original themed content at The High Calling is ending this week, with posts next week featuring each editor’s favorite post (I have to sort through five years of articles to determine a favorite.) Appropriately enough, the theme this week is “Finishing Strong,” and I have a post entitled “The Stewardship of Retirement:”

As the time approached for me to seriously considering retiring, I discovered something: retirement is not a biblical concept.

Moses led the Israelites until he died and God buried him somewhere in Moab. David was king until he died. Paul and Peter continued their ministries until they were martyred. Even the Apostle John, exiled on Patmos, the only disciple who (it’s believed) died of old age, was still working, writing down the vision given him.

The Bible has no retirement road map. But it does have a concept that applies to retirement in the twenty-first century, and that concept is stewardship.

To continue reading, please see my post at The High Calling.

Photograph by Paul Brennan via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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