But this Commandment (Fifth Commandment) is God’s way of reminding us that we have a stewardship which goes beyond the material, and into the realm of the very life of human kind.
It is apparent from this command of God that the Christian steward must not only recognize the value of the life of his neighbor, but he must exercise himself for the welfare of his neighbor.
If the Christian wills to exercise himself for the good of another man, he can learn from his Master what he should do. He is called to be a glad and complete yielding of self in the service of others. He is to act out the love of God living and moving in his heart.
Raymond Olson, Stewards Appointed: Ten Studies in Christian Stewardship based on Luther's Small Catechism, page 36-37.
Wayne Knolhoff, Director of the Center for Stewardship at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.