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October 22, 2021 8:00 pm
The coronavirus pandemic canceled schools around the world. In China, teachers responded with DingTalk, a digital app that enabled class to be held online. Then their students figured out that if DingTalk’s rating fell too low, it might be removed from the App Store. Overnight thousands of one-star reviews dropped DingTalk’s score.
Jesus wouldn’t be impressed with the students shirking their responsibilities, but He might admire their ingenuity. He told an unusual story about a fired manager who on his final day slashed the bills of his master’s debtors. Jesus didn’t praise the manager’s dishonesty. Rather He commended his cleverness and wished His followers would be equally shrewd. “I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings” (Luke 16:9).
When it comes to money, most people look at how much they might lose. Wise people look for what they can use. Jesus said giving to others “gain(s) friends,” which provides safety and influence. Who is the leader in any group? The one who pays. Giving also gains “eternal dwellings,” for our willingness to part with our cash shows our trust is in Jesus.
Maybe we don’t have money. We do have time, skills, or a listening ear. Let’s cleverly plot ways to serve others for Jesus. What we lose is less than what we’ll win.
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Today's reading wise Christians. The coronavirus pandemic resulted in cancel schools around the world.
In China teachers responded with thing talk a digital app that enable class to be held online. Then the students figured out that if Dean talks rating fell to low it might be removed from the App Store overnight thousands of one star reviews drop during talk score.
Jesus wouldn't be impressed with the students shirking their responsibilities, but he might admire their ingenuity in Luke chapter 16 he told an unusual story about a fired manager. One is final day/the bills of his master's debtors.
Jesus didn't praise the managers dishonesty rather, he commended his cleverness and wished his followers would be equally shrewd saying I tell you use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings when it comes to money. Most people look at how much they might lose wise people look for what they can use Jesus said giving to others gains friends which provides safety and influence who is the leader in any group, the one who pays giving also gains eternal dwellings for our willingness to part with our cash shows our trust is in Jesus. Even if we don't have money when you have time, skills, or listening ear. Let's ask God to show us how to creatively serve others for Jesus. Today Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Luke chapter 16 verses one through nine. Jesus told his disciples. There was a rich man. His manager was accused of wasting his possessions so he called him and asked him what is this I hear about you give an account of your management because you cannot be manager any longer. The manager said to himself, what shall I do now. My master is taking away my job. I'm not strong enough to dig. I'm ashamed to beg. I know what I'll do, so that when I lose my job here. People will welcome me into their houses so we called in each one of his master's debtors. He asked the first, how much do you owe my master 900 gallons of all of oil.
He replied the manager told him take your bill sit down quickly and make it 450 that he asked the second, how much do you a thousand bushels of wheat. He replied he told him take your bill and make it 800. The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly for the people of the world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind that the people of the light. I tell you use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves so that when it is gone you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings (father, whether we have little or much.
Give us wisdom and courage as we invest what you've entrusted to us in Jesus name we pray. Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries