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Msg #1727 Wanted: Full Time Reconcilers

Msg #1727 Wanted: Full Time Reconcilers

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

Msg #1727 Wanted: Full Time Reconcilers

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

 

In Luke 16 the unjust steward goes haplessly about using his lord's resources to secure his own well being just before he gets fired from his job. He has authority to barter the forgiveness of peoples great debt to his lord, and he uses that authority to gender their gratitude. No wonder he is called unjust, but look what our Lord says about him, “And the lord commended that unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light” (Luke 16:8). This is not hidden allegorical stuff, it would be wise for you to do what this unjust steward did. You have authority to barter the forgiveness of peoples great debt to our Lord. II Corinthians 5:18 calls that “the ministry of reconciliation,” and, sure enough, you and I, as born-again believers, are supposed to be in that ministry. Too many stop memorizing at verse 17 and never connect to verse 18! All that “new creature” stuff and the “old things passing away” is so that we can be full time reconcilers. All around us are souls indebted by their sin, and we have our Lord's authority to adjudicate their sentence. Luke 16 charges that we would be wise to do so, that people would be grateful to us for it, and that we should be about our Father's business, full time – recall the theme here, we cannot serve two masters (Luke 16:13). Be a minister of reconciliation today, give some indebted soul the gospel. If they take the deal, they will be forever free from sin's debt, and forever grateful to you for preaching to them, just like in Jesus' Luke 16 parable. Awesome.

 

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