Posted: Friday, April 13
Verse of the day:
“The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. (Luke 16:8 NIV)
Luke 16:1-18 is the parable of the of the unjust steward. A steward is basically a manager or an administrator of someone else’s possessions.
Christians are stewards of everything that God has given us. Many believe that stewardship is all about paying a tithe of their income. This is good way to begin faithful stewardship but it goes beyond the tithe. God has given everyone time, treasure, and talent to faithfully manage.
The unjust steward in this story mismanaged his master’s possessions. Knowing the inevitable of his loss of employment he quickly began to think of his future. He contacted his master’s creditors and gave them tremendous discounts so they would pay their debt immediately. Ultimately, he was making friends that would remember him in the future and possibly help him out. Jesus did not applaud his dishonesty but commended him for his clever use of the opportunity.
“The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. Luke 16:8 NIV