Life App for 9/16/16 to 9/22/16

A way to work for your spiritual health:

Learn from the practical wisdom of the dishonest who trick others for security; however, see to your security with sound spiritual practices.  Be faithful in the issues of God’s spirit; choose between God and worldly wealth and powers.

Based on Luke 16:1-13

[A way to work for your spiritual health based on a reading from The Revised Common Lectionary for The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 9/18/16.  A man fires his manager for squandering his property.  Not wanting to dig as a laborer or beg, the manager plans to see people who owed his boss money.  He wrote down their debts without revealing he had no power to do so.  He became well liked.  His boss commended the manager for being so shrewd.  Jesus advises his followers to be realistic like the manager, but to build for the future with honesty in spiritual matters.  In a series of sayings he emphasizes to be faithful in the use of spiritual riches.  Choose, therefore, to serve God, not wealth.

A theme:  Learn from the practical wisdom of the dishonest who trick others for security; see to your security with sound spiritual practices.]