The Parable of the Shrewd Manager … Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Shrewd Manager

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’

“The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg– I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’
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The Parable Of The Shrewd Manager… Part 2, Money

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Shrewd Manager

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”  declares the LORD. (Isaiah 55:8)

God and man are at odds over a lot of things, especially in matters of drive and direction. Man seeks power and position, God desires submission. Man demands his rights and freedoms, God asks him to accept responsibility for his behavior. Man’s chief aim is self gain, God wants him to consider the needs of others. Man seeks immediate fulfillment, God is more interested in lasting achievement. Man covets the praise of men where God wants man to desire His approval. Man wants to be served, God wants him to serve others. Man strives to push ahead, God counsels patience. Man wants to lead other men, God wants man to follow Him. Man thrives on competition, God seeks cooperation. Man is after self glorification, God created man to glorify Him. The list goes on.

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