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The Shrewd Manager vv 1-13 Your Money or Your Life Luke 16 Prepare wisely for eternity. (vv 1-8) Give generously for others’ sake. (v 9) Give generously for your own sake. (vv ) Choose your Master. (vv 13-15)
The Law vs. The Kingdom vv Your Money or Your Life Luke 16 What the Law required,… (v 16a)
The Law vs. The Kingdom vv Your Money or Your Life Luke 16 7 If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, 8 but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. Deuteronomy 15:7-8
The Law vs. The Kingdom vv Your Money or Your Life Luke As I live, declares the Lord GOD, your sister Sodom and her daughters have not done as you and your daughters have done. 49 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. Ezekiel 16:48-49 Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you: break off your sins by practicing righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the oppressed, that there may perhaps be a lengthening of your prosperity. Daniel 4:27
The Law vs. The Kingdom vv Your Money or Your Life Luke 16 What the Law required,… (v 16a) the Kingdom maintains… (vv 16b-17) and intensifies. (v 18)
The Rich Man and Lazarus vv Your Money or Your Life Luke 16 Giving no mercy in life means receiving no mercy in death. (vv 19-23) One’s identity chosen in life determines one’s destiny in death. (vv 24-26) The word one hears in life offers eternal joy in death. (vv 27-31)
The Rich Man and Lazarus vv Your Money or Your Life Luke 16 We are told to deny ourselves and to take up our crosses in order that we may follow Christ; and nearly every description of what we shall ultimately find if we do so contains an appeal to desire. …Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak.
The Rich Man and Lazarus vv Your Money or Your Life Luke 16 We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.