Luke 16:1-13 - "Be Like The World!"

[1] 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. [2] 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.’ [3] 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. [4] I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ [5] So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ [6] He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ [7] 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.’ [8] 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. [9] 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.

    [10] “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. [11] If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? [12] And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? [13] No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

(Luke 16:1-13 ESV)


    [1]  Praise the LORD!
    Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
        who greatly delights in his commandments!
    [2] His offspring will be mighty in the land;
        the generation of the upright will be blessed.
    [3] Wealth and riches are in his house,
        and his righteousness endures forever.
    [4] Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;
        he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
    [5] It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;
        who conducts his affairs with justice.
    [6] For the righteous will never be moved;
        he will be remembered forever.
    [7] He is not afraid of bad news;
        his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
    [8] His heart is steady; he will not be afraid,
        until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
    [9] He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor;
        his righteousness endures forever;
        his horn is exalted in honor.
    [10] The wicked man sees it and is angry;
        he gnashes his teeth and melts away;
        the desire of the wicked will perish!

(Psalm 112 ESV)