Then Jesus said to the disciples, "There was
a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him
that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him
and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Give me
an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager
any longer.' Then the manager said to himself, 'What will I do,
now that my master is taking the position away from me? I am not
strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided
what to do so that, when I am dismissed as manager, people may
welcome me into their homes.' So, summoning his master's debtors
one by one, he asked the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'
He answered, 'A hundred jugs of olive oil.' He said to him, 'Take
your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.' Then he asked
another, 'And how much do you owe?' He replied, 'A hundred containers
of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill and make it eighty.'
And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had
acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in
dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest
wealth so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the
"Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful
also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest
also in much. If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest
wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have
not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give
you what is your own? No slave can serve two masters; for a slave
will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to
the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth."
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The bad news is if we are dishonest in a very little,
we are dishonest in much. In other words, there is no way to sin
just a little bit: sin is sin. The good news is if we are faithful
in a very little, we are faithful in much. In other words, a little
bit of faith goes a long, long way to producing "the good
stuff" (e.g. good fruits, good deeds, God's will).
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