Summary: Trusting in worldly riches defines worldly destinies but trusting in God guarantees heavenly treasures.
How rich is rich? According to a survey of people who out to know, the answer is $1 million to $5 million in assets, Investment managers Neuberger & Bergman sponsored the survey of people who stand to give or receive inheritances in assets of $500.000. Paradoxically, 55% of those whose assets ranged from 1$ million to $5 million don’t consider themselves wealthy. Let’s take a few minutes and list what you consider as wealth. And how would you handle that wealth. Our focus today is to examine why Jesus teaches his disciple how to value of true wealth. Let’s observe Luke 16: 1-13.
I. Trusting mangers warrants accountability vs. 1-6
A. Stewardship requires honest accountability
B. Untruthfulness has catastrophe consequences
C. Dishonesty results in shady negotiations
II. Trusting worldly riches defines worldly destiny vs. 7-11
A. Worldly people are more clever with worldly people
B. Worldly riches are exempt when exhausted
C. Cheating discredit the value of trust
D. Corruption destroys trust for greater riches
III. Trust God over Wealth vs. 12-13
A. No man can serve two masters
B. Love one or the other