The Dishonest Manager

Happy Morning Watch Monday from Rina...

Luke 16:1-9 is the parable of the dishonest manager.  Go ahead and read it yourself... yes, you! Pick up your Bible and read 9 verses... or look it up on that phone that's already in your hand!  

The Parable of the Dishonest Manager

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.
— Luke 16:1-9 ESV

Here are some insights from Charles Swindoll on this passage:  "If we were as eager and ingenious to attain wisdom and goodness as the unsaved are to attain money and comfort (or maybe even how the saved are to attain money and comfort....), our lives would show dramatic change.  If we were as relentless in our pursuit of forgiveness and grace as the unsaved are in their pursuit of winning- our relationships would show dramatic change".  What is one way that you can pursue forgiveness and grace today?

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