Saturday, August 09, 2008

Simply Jesus

Luke 16 & 17

Jesus tells an unusual story for him but unfortunately not quite so unusual in every day life. Corruption clearly was as rampant then as it is now. Day after day we here of people abusing their position for financial gain. Politicians, businessmen, salesmen the list goes on.

Like many stories we have heard of politicians they feather their nest running up expenses and then offer back handers and bribes to protect themselves. Survival instinct kicks in and they will do anything to survive until their position becomes completely untenable.

Jesus says: I want you to be smart in the same way—but for what is right—using every adversity to stimulate you to creative survival.. (v9)

When confronted with difficulty he wants us to use it to creative ability to find a way through - not in a dishonest way - but not to give in but to find a way through it.

I find it very interesting that Jesus suggests we do this. Of course we pray, pray and pray again but clearly Jesus is also telling us to use our brains to find a way through.

Do you agree?


Anonymous said...

i totally agree with you

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