The Parable of the Dishonest Manager
He also said to His disciples: "There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods.
"So he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an a account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.'
"Then the steward said within himself, 'What shall I do? For my master is taking the stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg.
'I have resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.'
"So he called every one of his master's debtors to him, and said to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'
"And he said, 'A hundred measures of oil.' So he said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.'
"Then he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' So he said, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' And he said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.'
"So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than b the sons of light.
"And I say to you, c make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.
d "He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.
"Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
"And if you have not been faithful in what is another man's, who will give you what is your e own?
f "No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
1 Peter 4:5
They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
1 Peter 4:6
For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light." These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them.
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
1 Thessalonians 5:5
You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.
Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable to you; break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening of your prosperity.
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.
But rather give alms of such things as you have; then indeed all things are clean to you.
1 Timothy 6:17 - 19
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.
"His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
"And he said to him, 'Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.'
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 1:4
To an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.