“And He (Jesus) 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.
2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship; for you may be no longer steward.
3 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
5 So he called every one of his lord’s debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owe you unto my lord?
6 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take your bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
7 Then said he to another, And how much owe you? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take your bill, and write fourscore.
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.” Luke 16:1-8
The lack of diligence among the unjust stewards, those who are called by Jesus’ Name, has allowed the children of this world to be wiser than the Children of Light. Their “lords” commend their scheming and planning to achieve that which is commanded. While many Believers are ever so slothful in contending for that which our Lord Jesus Christ has freely given unto us to steward.
“24 Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.
25 And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-25
Striving to obtain a corruptible crown, the world beats the air…but at least they are striving to win. How much more should we, those who know the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified; those who are born again by the precious Blood of Jesus Christ…how much MORE should we be striving; contending for the faith of which we have been given.
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the Saints.” Jude 1:3
Earnestly contend for the faith which was delivered unto you. Fight the good fight of faith. Not looking to the right or to the left but unto Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Be determined to know nothing else among you. No matter the reason for our slothfulness, repent and get busy! There is a lost and dying world who needs to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. As long as we draw breath, Jesus Christ has a Will and a Purpose for our life. Get busy. The children of the world should not be commended and wiser than the Children of Light.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16
These good works are not handing out bottles of water and patting them on the back. These good works are spreading the Good News of the Blood of the Lamb which took away all of our sin. It is by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony that the lost are found. It is going out into the highways and hedges and declaring The Gospel that the lost are compelled to come in to the Kingdom of God. Not “A” gospel but THE Gospel…THE Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Get busy church. Get busy. I have friends and family, you have friends and family that need to hear Jesus loves them. Get busy.
-Donna Clark Warren