Daily Bible Podcast Day 276 – Ezra 5-6, Psalm 138, Luke 16

August 3, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“‘Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?

‘No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.'” ~Luke 16:10-13

Observation:
Jesus has just taught that “people of the light” are not very shrewd in dealing with others and that we should use worldly wealth to gain friends. The Pharisees loved money and likely thought they deserved it due to their own righteousness. Jesus disagreed.

Application:
Which do I love more, God or money? Giving is always something that has been tough for me. I need to loosen my grip on my money.

Prayer:
Father, help me to put You before my finances. I don’t want the worries of my family’s material provision to rob me of the joy of trusting You and experiencing Your blessing. You’ve already protected us so much financially this year. Thank You and help us to learn to be better givers so that we can then be trusted with more to the benefit of Your kingdom.

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