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Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Luke 16:2

Luke 16:2 And the rich man called his manager 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.'

So as Jesus continues with His story, what do we see going on here? A calling to account. The business owner, employer or perhaps even line manager, calls in the steward and demands a detailed account of what has been going on. "Let's have a snap stock-check," he says, "Oh, and by the way, let's see your timesheets for the last few months. And while you're at it, I'll need to see all the sign-off sheets for the daily and weekly tasks on your to-do list. Just to make sure everything is covered, I'll also need to interview all your staff and clients to hear their side of things!"

We know this is a parable, a story to reflect spiritual truth with a slightly stereo-typical cast of characters. But what is the truth that Jesus is communicating? No less than that each of us will be required to give an account to the Lord for how we have carried out the tasks that He has given us to do for Him. This theme occurs throughout the gospels and the letters; it is writ large and clear through the history of Israel.

How can we prepared for it in our lives?

Posted By Jonathan, 5:00am Comment Comments: 2
 
 

Wednesday, 22 April 2020
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Act wisely, live justly and do mercy!

Posted By Chris Roe 09:50am

 
 

Wednesday, 22 April 2020
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My only response can be, "Forgive me for my slackness in doing the prescribed work." However, if I have accepted the task, and I made honest mistakes but corrected my errors as time passed because my Manager kept correcting me, then I will be judged by my responses to the corrective actions taken. I pray that my responses to the correction of the Holy Spirit will line up with His leading.

A thought provoking thought to begin my day. Shalom.

Posted By Edward Bishop Sr 01:58pm