Financial Health

Financial Health

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Story of the Shrewd Manager: Luke 16:1-13  Jesus said, "There once was a rich man who enlisted a manager to take care of his property.  But the manager was accused of wasting his master’s possessions, so the Owner called him in and said, ‘You must now give me an account of your stewardship and report what you’ve done with what I entrusted to you because your time as a manager is ending!’ The manager thought, 'What am I going to do now?  I’m losing my job but I'm not strong enough to dig ditches and I'm too proud to beg! I know what I'll do - so that after I lose my job, I’ll have plenty of friends to take care of me!’ So he called in everybody who was in debt to his master.  He asked the first man, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ ‘800 gallons of olive oil,” he replied.  The manager said, ‘OK.  Tear up that bill, and write a new bill that says you only owe 400 gallons.  ‘Next, the manager found another debtor and asked, “How much do YOU owe?’ ‘1000 bushels of wheat,’ he replied.  The manager said, “OK, change your bill to say you only own 800.”  Now when the Master heard what the dishonest manager had done, he still praised his shrewdness.  For worldly people are more shrewd in handling their affairs than are those who belong to the light.”

 

WHAT NOT TO DO WITH MONEY

 

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            “The manager was accused of wasting his master’s possession.”  Luke 16:2

 

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“No servant can serve two masters.  Either he will hate the one, and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and money.”  Luke 16:13

 

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            “What am I going to do now?  I’m losing my job...”  Luke 16:3

“Your money can be gone in a flash, as if it had grown wings and flown away like an eagle.” Pr. 23:5 (TEV)

 

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“Whoever loves money will never have enough, and whoever loves wealth will never be satisfied with his income” Ecc. 5:10

"Guard against all kinds of greed because your life is not measured by how much you own." Luke 12:15

 

WHAT TO REMEMBER EVERYDAY

 

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       “(The Owner) enlisted a manager to take care of HIS property.”

 

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       "Don't store up treasure here on earth....  Instead, store your treasures in heaven...  for wherever your treasure is, that’s where your heart will be.”  MT.  6:19-21 (NLT)

 

o It shows ___________________________

“If you trust in your money, you will fall, but if you trust in God, you’ll flourish like a green tree.” Pr. 11:28 (NLT)

 

o It SHOWS ___________________________

       “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.  If you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?  And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?”      Luke 16:11-12

 

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            “I tell you, ‘use your worldly wealth!’” Luke 16:9a

 

o HE _______________________________ (vs.  3)

“The wise man looks ahead.  The fool attempts to fool himself and won't face facts.” Pr. 14:8 (LB)

 

o HE _______________________________ (vs.  4)

            “We should make plans--counting on God to direct us.”  Pr. 16:9 (LB)

 

o HE ________________________________ (vs.  5-6)

             

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       Jesus:I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, they will welcome you into your eternal dwelling.”  Luke 16:9

 

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You must now give me an account of your stewardship and report what you’ve done with what I entrusted to you because your time as a manager is ending!’ Luke 16:2

 

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       “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance.”  Mt. 25:29 (NLT)