Thursday 30 August, 2012

Jesus tells a story of a manager being sacked because he was dishonest.  Then a twist, the dishonest manager is praised for being smart in finding a way to look after himself once he is out of work.  His dishonesty stands but it's his quick thinking for his survival that is praised.
The Message Bible puts verse 9 like this  ” … I want you to be smart in the same way – but for what is right – using every adversity to stimulate you to creative survival, …”
This man was neither honest or faithful in the responsibilities he was given.
Whether at work, school, church, family, friends, I see this as being a stor

y about how we handle the things we have been given responsibility for. Whether that's money, people, ministry gifts or just doing what I've been asked to do.

Honest or dishonest I will be seen – by man and by God.  Better to make sure it's honesty I am seen for and even more so when I have responsibility for what belongs to another.

Father, I want to be smart about doing the right thing in the first place. Help me to be diligent in even the smallest things asked of me, help me to be a person of integrity, honesty in all situations – small or big.

Written by Suzie Hodgson


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