The parable of the unrighteous steward is a surprising illustration of the fact that the children of this world are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the children of light. This story teaches us to leverage the temporal assets of time, talent, and treasure to build into people, since relationships centered on others are the currency of heaven. Jesus calls us to treat things according to their true value by pursuing the things He declares to be important. The story of the rich man and Lazarus also illustrates the need to live our lives in light of eternity instead of giving ourselves in exchange for that which is passing away.
READING of LUKE 16
Lord, I know that the things that are highly esteemed among men are detestable in Your sight. May I devote myself to You as Your servant and turn away from the folly of chasing after earthly wealth.
Meditation passage for today: verses 8-10, 13, 15, 31