You cannot serve God and wealth

Rich Ruler with JesusLuke 16: 10-13

“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. “Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you? “And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another’s, who will give you that which 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 devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”

In this Gospel we are reminded that those blessed with much, must be good stewards to those who struggle and are in need.  Jesus uses the parable’s in Luke 16 to discuss how God will look upon us should we use deceptive practices and fail to minister and support the weakest of His flock.  We are encouraged to share our talents.  We have been richly blessed with much.  This can be in the form of time, treasure or talent.  Not everyone of us is rich, but I say to you; is it not more rewarding to see the outcome associated with sharing your time or your talent with others?  We all have something special we can bring to others.  Perhaps it is as simple as in the way we smile sincerely or always have generous and flattering comments.  How will you be remembered?  What will your legacy be?  When you enter the kingdom of heaven and face God in judgement, will you be ashamed of who you are?

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