Monday: Read Luke 16:1-8. Scholars over the years have had a multitude of interpretations for this parable of Jesus. As you think about this parable, what do you think the main message of Jesus’ parable is? What does it say to your financial health? You spiritual health?
Tuesday: Read Luke 16:9. A shrewd manager invests in God’s kingdom by using affluence to influence. Why is it so difficult for us to become good stewards of the resources God has given us? In what ways, as transformed healthy financial managers, should we use temporary resources for permanent good?
Wednesday: Read Luke 16:10-13. Everything on this earth belongs to God, and he tests our faithfulness first in the small things that he has given us to manage. What things (small or big) has God trusted you with? What would you like God to trust you with in the future? What can you change in the way you manage your possessions? What does God say will happen as a result?
Thursday: Read Luke 16:10-13. In these verses, Jesus commends a particular character trait of a good disciple: faithful or trustworthy stewardship. Why should you be faithful with whatever you have in this world? What truths do you learn from each verse?
Friday: Read Matthew 6:19-21. Money shows what we love most. What is the difference between treasures on earth and treasures in heaven? Give examples of each, and discuss ways to invest in heavenly things.
Saturday: Read Proverbs 3:9-10. What can you do during this next week to become a better steward of the resources God has given you? During the next few weeks, what is one way you can use money to serve others and show them the love of God?
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