We Are Wise When We Are Good Stewards

We Are Wise When We Are Good Stewards


Now here’s a surprise: The master praised the crooked manager! And why? Because he knew how to look after himself. Streetwise people are smarter in this regard than law-abiding citizens. they are on constant alert, looking for angles, surviving by their wits. I want you to be smart in the same way—but for what is right—using every adversity to stimulate you to creative survival, to concentrate your attention on the bare essentials, so you’ll live, really live, and not complacently just get by on good behavior.
— Luke 16:8 ( The Message)

Think it through

  1. What is your first reaction to this passage of scripture?
  2. What would it take to live a life that maximizes every opportunity for GOOD?
  3. Think about your life the past week, month, year and 10 years in light of this passage.
  4. What is your reaction to adversity? What is your reaction to a daring and great opportunity?


Lord, thank you for your word and the instructions you provide for life. ank you that there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus; that you will convict but not condemn. ank you that, when we ask with an open heart, your Holy Spirit will teach us. Help me to see myself in this passage and teach me your wisdom to do not just what is good, but to do what is best. Help me to do the HARD. Help me to step forward with passion and purpose directed and guided by you. Open my heart to true and wise generosity.