"So he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.'" Luke 16:2.
We who serve are often called that we each give an account of our stewardship. The barren fig tree, a type of you and me, was also called, "he came seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, 'Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?'" Luke 13:6-7.
But this steward knew that the rumour was true, and he said within himself, "What shall I do? For my master is taking the stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg." So quickly he resolved what to do, that when he is put out of the stewardship the people will receive him.
He did not ask for forgiveness, but instead acted more shrewdly. People ask me, how can a steward do these things, look, a whole bishop has divorced his wife, and married another? But the fact that he’s an unjust steward means he will obviously continue with his shrewd life. Jesus said, "For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light" Luke 16:8.
He said, "He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in what is another man's, who will give you what is your own? "No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." Luke 16:10-13.
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We who serve, for the sake of Christ’s body, the church, we became ministers according to the stewardship from God which was given to us for you, to faithfully fulfil the word of God.
But, what is it He hears about my friend? That we’re dealing shrewdly? "And the Lord said, "Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has" Luke 12:42-44. When He comes, we shall all give an account of our stewardship.
God bless you,
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