Tag Archives: financial stewardship

On the use of money

If you want to find God, the first step is to listen to God with the “ear of your heart.” It’s hard work, but it’s essential work if we are to grow into the abundant life Jesus offers (John 10:10). As Christians, the first teacher we learn to listen to is Jesus as we find […]

The use of money, part 1

Mark Twain said, “It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it’s the parts that I do understand.” Here’s one thing Jesus said that’s pretty understandable: “You cannot serve God and wealth” (Luke 16:13). It’s hard to turn around in a box that tightly constructed, so I thought I’d […]

The use of money

It reads like a political action committee’s guideline for how to deal with Congress: “make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the eternal homes” (Luke 16:9). In fact, it’s how Jesus teaches his disciples about managing money. He knew that “the children […]