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Monday Devo

Scripture Reading:

Luke 16:1-4
Jesus told this story to his disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a manager handling his affairs. One day a report came that the manager was wasting his employer’s money. 2 So the employer called him in and said, ‘What’s this I hear about you? Get your report in order, because you are going to be fired.’
3 “The manager thought to himself, ‘Now what? My boss has fired me. I don’t have the strength to dig ditches, and I’m too proud to beg. 4 Ah, I know how to ensure that I’ll have plenty of friends who will give me a home when I am fired.’  


16:1 The audience for the parable of the dishonest manager (vv. 1–8a) included Christ’s disciples (v. 1) and also the Pharisees (v. 14). The manager is the steward in charge of the estate, a trusted servant who exercised the chief responsibility for the management and distribution of the household goods. The manager acted as the agent for his master, and had full authority to transact business on behalf of his master. wasting his possessions. The manager’s dishonesty is a central theme woven throughout the parable. The manager is clearly guilty as charged, because when the master fired him (v. 2), the manager made no attempt to defend himself (v. 3).


  • Jesus gives us a parable to teach us about being good stewards. The manager has wasted the employer's money. So to "make things right" he cheats him out of MORE money. And what does the boss do?? He praises him! He's making the point that worldly people are good at being worldly. The worldly boss praises a worldly manager for his worldly wisdom that gave him a worldly result. He is saying that children of the LIGHT should be as concerned about SPIRITUAL things as children of the WORLD are concerned about their WORLDLY things. How much thought do you give to eternity? Does eternity ever factor into decisions you make?

  • Living in light of eternity will literally change your perspective in every area of your life. Think about it... it would affect every financial decision, the way you spend your time, the way you use your influence... even the way you treat people! How can you live in light of eternity today? What might you do differently because of it? 


  • That you would live in light of eternity today. 
  • That you would live as a child of light.

City 7:

Try to commit to memory! 

3. Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? Since “all have sinned” and the “wages of sin is death,” Jesus had to die on the cross to pay the fine for my sin so I could be right with God.
(Romans 3:23, 5:8, 6:21-23, 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:1-6; Colossians 1:13-14, 21-22)

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