Last Wednesday, as we studied Heaven in our Wednesday evening Bible study, we talked about an interesting parable of Jesus. It was the parable of the shrewd steward. If you recall, his master demanded that he make an accounting of all of his dealings because the master was going to fire the steward. The steward, afraid that he would be unable to work or beg, came up with a plan. He renegotiated the debts others owed the master. Thus, when he was fired, he would be able to mooch off of these people for some time. Cultural things aside, the way Jesus praised the shrewd steward is interesting. Jesus said, “for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.” (Luke 16:8) He was declaring that those who did not care about the things of God know what to do with the opportunities that present themselves. They are looking out for number one. They do it all the time.
Jesus’ statement may seem odd to us, but the question comes back to us for an answer. Do we have the same attitude? Do we look out for number one all the time? I know, supposedly we have a different number one. Our number one should be the Lord Jesus Christ. However, doesn’t Jesus’ question cut us to the quick even more because of that? He states that the non-believer is always looking out for themselves. Is it really true that the people of God don’t always look out for God? That is Christ’s comparison. It is a comparison that hurts!
So, my question today is this: how will you and I intentionally seek to raise God up and share Him with others this week? Will we?
Something to think about,