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THEME: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Luke 16:1-13 ESV ”He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought... Revelation of the Word:


Luke 16:1-13 ESV

”He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings. “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”


-This parable concerns a dishonest steward who embezzled the funds of his boss. When he knew that he would be called to account, he realized that his poor financial management skills and experience would be exposed. He also noticed that the other available options were unbearable to him, since he could not dig or beg. The shrewd manager called to account all his master debtors and discounted their books. While not crediting his conduct, the master did in fact approve the steward’s shrewdness. Jesus added the thought that the businessmen of his day or the world are wiser, bolder, and forward-thinkers in financial management than the people of God or sons of light. Many managers and employees mismanage their masters finances. We might have fallen victim of this but God is calling us to redeem ourselves and be good stewards of that which is not ours so that God may bestow our own resources. God is reminded us to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all other things will be added unto us (Matthew 6:33).


Dear Lord Jesus we thank You for Your love and mercy upon us. Your mercies are new every morning. You are a promise keeper Lord. We know You will never fail us and not one of all Your good promises to us failed but every one was fulfilled. We know that You will fulfill every promise that You have given us, our families, generations, church and nations dear Lord. We shall not fear even as we take on our responsibilities and stewardship roles, for You shall be with us always. You will never leave us nor forsake us. We shall not be dismayed for You are our God. You will strengthen us and help us; and uphold us with Your righteous right hand. May You fill us with the spirit of excellence as we undertake our work, and areas of our calling. In our stewardship roles, may You empower us dear Lord Jesus. May You fulfill Your word in our lives according to the mystery which are hidden from ages and from generations but now revealed to us Your saints. We honor You Lord Jesus and give You all the glory and praise, now and forever. Amen

Further reading: 1 Corinthians 4:1-2, Colossians 1:25-27

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