Luke 16

Luke 16:1-31

SUMMARYInvest wisely

OVERVIEWJesus shares three parables on investing in eternity and in our relationship with God.

BIG IDEATime is ticking—make the most of it.

KEY VERSELuke 16:13 (Jesus to disciples and Pharisees)
No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.

Whether you are rich or poor, there is no need to obsess over money. Don’t waste energy cultivating an image of great wealth or one of humble poverty. Be wise, responsible, and generous with your money. Use what you have to build good relationships with others and introduce them to me. Your stocks and bonds will have no value in the next life, but the value of the impact you’ve had on people will be immeasurable. That kind of investment is priceless.

Only three things last for eternity: I am eternal, my word is eternal, and the human soul is eternal. When you invest in any of these three things, you are investing in what lasts forever. That is the best use of your time and treasure. Evaluate how you think about money, how you think about relationships, and how you think about the future. Your time on earth is limited, but what you do on earth can last forever.

Give someone some money today. If you are in debt, take time this week to research a plan to become totally debt-free and implement it. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University has helped thousands of people pay off millions in debt and freed them up to become great givers.