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Your Personal Invitation to be Saved
and go to Heaven when your life on earth is over!!!
(1) God loves You!!
Romans 5:8, But God commendeth his love
toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
(2) Your Sin (or Disobedience to God) has Separated You from God!!
Romans 5:12, Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all
men, for that all have sinned:
(3) Only Jesus-Christ
can Forgive Your Sins!!
Acts 4:12, Neither is there
salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
(4) Will You Receive Jesus-Christ as
Your Lord (or Authority) & Savior (or Rescuer)??
Mark 1:15, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
(Through Prayer) Sorrowfully tell God Your a Sinner, willing to turn from Your Sins and trust Jesus-Christ's shedding of Blood
and Death on the Cross for Full Payment of Your Sins and will Follow Him.
Welcome to Our Daily Devotional
Day we will READ a Chapter of the Bible
Look at the MEANING of that Chapter
make APPLICATION of this Chapter to my life
he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that
he had wasted his goods.
2And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship;
for thou mayest be no longer steward.
the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I
4I am resolved
what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
5So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him,
and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
6And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly,
and write fifty.
said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill,
and write fourscore.
the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation
wiser than the children of light.
I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into
that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
11If therefore ye have not been faithful
in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
12And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall
give you that which is your own?
servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise
the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
15And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves
before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
16The law and the prophets were until
John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
17And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle
of the law to fail.
putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband
was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was
laid at his gate, full of sores,
desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22And it came to pass, that the beggar
died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and
seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip
of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy
good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26And beside all this, between us and you there is a great
gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27Then he said, I pray thee therefore,
father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
28For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29Abraham saith unto him, They have
Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31And he said unto him, If they hear
not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
|Today's Scripture Meaning: |
The parable of the unjust steward. (1-12) Christ reproves
the hypocrisy of the covetous Pharisees. (13-18) The rich man and Lazarus. (19-31)
1-12: Whatever we have, the property of it is God's; we have only the use of it, according to the direction
of our great Lord, and for his honour. This steward wasted his lord's goods. And we are all liable to the same charge; we
have not made due improvement of what God has trusted us with. The steward cannot deny it; he must make up his accounts, and
be gone. This may teach us that death will come, and deprive us of the opportunities we now have. The steward will make friends
of his lord's debtors or tenants, by striking off a considerable part of their debt to his lord. The lord referred to in this
parable commended not the fraud, but the policy of the steward. In that respect alone is it so noticed. Worldly men, in the
choice of their object, are foolish; but in their activity, and perseverance, they are often wiser than believers. The unjust
steward is not set before us as an example in cheating his master, or to justify any dishonesty, but to point out the careful
ways of worldly men. It would be well if the children of light would learn wisdom from the men of the world, and would as
earnestly pursue their better object. The true riches signify spiritual blessings; and if a man spends upon himself, or hoards
up what God has trusted to him, as to outward things, what evidence can he have, that he is an heir of God through Christ?
The riches of this world are deceitful and uncertain. Let us be convinced that those are truly rich, and very rich, who are
rich in faith, and rich toward God, rich in Christ, in the promises; let us then lay up our treasure in heaven, and expect
our portion from thence.
Verses 13-18: To this parable our Lord added
a solemn warning. Ye cannot serve God and the world, so divided are the two interests. When our Lord spoke thus, the covetous
Pharisees treated his instructions with contempt. But he warned them, that what they contended for as the law, was a wresting
of its meaning: this our Lord showed in a case respecting divorce. There are many covetous sticklers for the forms of godliness,
who are the bitterest enemies to its power, and try to set others against the truth.
19-31: Here the spiritual things are represented, in a description of the different state of good and
bad, in this world and in the other. We are not told that the rich man got his estate by fraud, or oppression; but Christ
shows, that a man may have a great deal of the wealth, pomp, and pleasure of this world, yet perish for ever under God's wrath
and curse. The sin of this rich man was his providing for himself only. Here is a godly man, and one that will hereafter be
happy for ever, in the depth of adversity and distress. It is often the lot of some of the dearest of God's saints and servants
to be greatly afflicted in this world. We are not told that the rich man did him any harm, but we do not find that he had
any care for him. Here is the different condition of this godly poor man, and this wicked rich man, at and after death. The
rich man in hell lifted up his eyes, being in torment. It is not probable that there are discourses between glorified saints
and damned sinners, but this dialogue shows the hopeless misery and fruitless desires, to which condemned spirits are brought.
There is a day coming, when those who now hate and despise the people of God, would gladly receive kindness from them. But
the damned in hell shall not have the least abatement of their torment. Sinners are now called upon to remember; but they
do not, they will not, they find ways to avoid it. As wicked people have good things only in this life, and at death are for
ever separated from all good, so godly people have evil things only in this life, and at death they are for ever put from
them. In this world, blessed be God, there is no gulf between a state of nature and grace, we may pass from sin to God; but
if we die in our sins, there is no coming out. The rich man had five brethren, and would have them stopped in their sinful
course; their coming to that place of torment, would make his misery the worse, who had helped to show them the way thither.
How many would now desire to recall or to undo what they have written or done! Those who would make the rich man's praying
to Abraham justify praying to saints departed, go far to seek for proofs, when the mistake of a damned sinner is all they
can find for an example. And surely there is no encouragement to follow the example, when all his prayers were made in vain.
A messenger from the dead could say no more than what is said in the Scriptures. The same strength of corruption that breaks
through the convictions of the written word, would triumph over a witness from the dead. Let us seek to the law and to the
testimony, (Isa 8:19,20), for that is the sure word of prophecy, upon which we may rest,
(2Pe 1:19). Circumstances in every age show that no terrors, or arguments, can give true
repentance without the special grace of God renewing the sinner's heart.
Scripture Application: |
Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord.
Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of Luke with Chapter 16. In our text today
we see Jesus telling the parable of the shrewd accountant and the the rich man and the beggar. What catches my eye is Jesus
account of money as it cannot buy happiness or get you to Heaven and at the end of the rich mans life his request was not
to disperse his funds but rather tell my friends on how to be saved. In making application we see money is simply a means
of exchange, it will not make you happy, or get you into Heaven. How about you? Do you believe money will give you happiness?
Let us learn from our text today and the parables from Jesus to see that Money is simply a means of exchange and the real
treasure in life is that all would be saved, free from the wages of sin, and an Eternal Life with Jesus in Heaven.
Thank You, David Burnette, Director:U.S.Bible Society
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