Think With Me Think about the rooms or areas connected with your house. Of those rooms or areas, which one is your favorite? Stewards of the Substance is king of Israel and (his son) will soon be the next king. Before this transition happens, is making some final arrangements. He’s appointing several captains, officers and leaders for service. One of those areas of service was a . One sentence in 1 Chron 27:31 sums things up by saying all these were (stewards) of King David’s (property). What is a ruler or steward? What was the substance or property? Think about your personal substance. Consider those material things that have important value to you. Consider the things God has blessed you to have. What kind of person would you want to be the steward of what you own? What character traits would you look for in an individual that was going to be the overseer of your property? What level of maturity or experiences would you look for in the person that would be the official over things you treasure? Do you want God to use you? Do you want God to help you become more in Him? If your answer is “yes”, then you need experiences with Him. Those experiences can happen in the . The Cellars of Oil 1 Chronicles 27:28 (KJV) And over the olive trees and the sycomore trees that were in the low plains was Baal-hanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil was Joash: Earlier we thought about the rooms in our homes. Imagine what your house would be like if you didn’t have one of those rooms? Who builds a house and leaves out the kitchen? The cellar or stores of oil weren’t necessarily below the ground, but were usually or in a (hidden) place. Oil was (and still is) used for so many things. Search your Bible or use a Bible dictionary and list examples of how oil was used. Imagine the work and operation of the temple without the cellars of oil. If there was no one to be a keeper of the oil, how would that affect what happens in the temple? If there was no one to steward this substance, what affect would that have inside and outside the temple?