Friday 31 August, 2012

Luke 16:14-18

14 The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. 15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight. 16 “The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and people are forcing their way into it. 17 It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law. 18 “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

These stories are rather perplexing.

Is Jesus condoning theft, for isn't that what the steward is doing, cutting the value of the bills simply for his own gain?

Do worldly resources truly benefit us for eternity?

What are true riches of h


The clear lesson of the stories is that how we deal with our money has an impact on our futures. It is a window into our character, a clear indicator on our ability to deal with people.

Written by Ps. Richard Botta


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