Friday, February 24, 2017

Be Merciful (LG31)

Luke 16:8  And 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.

This parable of the unjust steward in Luke 16:1-7 is about the steward who uses his master's money to help the poor and needy (in debts). The master commended this action of mercy by the world, but unfortunately Christians, supposedly to be in the light, will fail to show mercy.

Hosea 6:6  For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Mat 5:7  Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Luke 16:9  And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

Our Lord instructed us to use our money to help others (making friends using the unrighteous mammon) so that from our mercy, love and good works (light), they will glorify the Father in heaven by becoming Christians.

Matthew 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

So when we have reached the end of our lives (fail), they will testify of their salvations to the Lord in heaven (everlasting habitations) because of our mercies and love shown to them.