“Jesus said, ‘My friends, you must always be honest in what you do. Decide what is most important to you because you can’t serve God and be greedy serving yourself at the same time.’”
That is the most important lesson Jesus would have us learn from this story He told. Jesus commends us to be honest and hopes we will choose to serve God with our money.
A rich man had an accountant working for him and taking care of his money. Later, the rich man discovers the worker has been greedy and has been embezzling money. The rich man became very angry. He said, “You are not trustworthy.” The rich man wants to learn how the worker cheated him so that he is not cheated again by another accountant. He does not want the person to be anywhere near him. Even when we forgive them, it can be difficult for us to trust them until they prove to us that they have changed and are trustworthy.
O God, help us always to put You first … to serve You with our money and not be greedy. In all our dealings and interactions with others help us to be honest and trustworthy. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.