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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 Prayer Points

Good Afternoon,

Here is a short devotion for today:

*Luke 16:1-15 The Parable of the Shrewd Manager*

"You cannot serve both God and Money" in Matthew Gospel is linked to worrying. In Luke Gospel it is applied differently. Same truth but different application by the two writers. Here in Luke it is connected to how we steward worldly wealth (v.9) , ie, use it wisely for eternity.

The Parable is not suggesting us to be dishonest. Instead it highlights how the manager uses his position to his advantage and his future. It thus challenges us to be wise, to use worldly wealth to our advantage and our eternal future. Ours investment is not for the next 10 or 20 years but eternity. How much more important is it then?

Is eternity real to you? With our current health crisis, we are reminded that this world is not our home. It is a temporary place. We are to use this time to invest wisely for eternity.

How are you using worldly wealth for eternity? We often ask the question, "What is your plan for this year for business, study, etc?", with the next 5 to 10 years in mind. While that is not bad, it is far far more important to ask "What is our plans for eternity?" For this we need to train ourselves to think and see eternity and thus ask the right question and live the right way of putting God first in our lives.

*Prayer: Lord Jesus, I am naturally thinking for the next few years. Teach me to think, see, plan and work like you, always with eternity in mind; that I put you first in my life and be devoted to you only and use time, talent and treasure you entrusted to invest for eternity. Amen*

Please take some time to pray on your own or with your family. Thank you, practice good hygiene and remember to stay connected! God Bless

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