"A God-Sized View" Stuart Jones In Luke 16:1-16 Jesus shares a parable about a manager who is being fired by his master. The manager and his master were totally preoccupied with achieving a single goal--more wealth. The master heard that there was something wrong and told the manager to give an account of his money. The story makes it clear that the way of the world is based on being shrewd. The rich man loaned his property to borrowers. The manager had the borrowers reduce the amount they owed to make him look good and to gain support from the borrowers. When the master found out what had been done, he commended the manager for being so shrewd, but we can only assume he still fired the manager. Jesus told of a rich ruler who wanted to know how to gain eternal life. The ruler said "What more must I do?" Jesus said to him, "Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." Giving up his wealth was too great of a price for him in exchange for eternal life. Jesus said the “we cannot serve both God and money.” He wants us to use the resources we have been given to tell as many people as possible about eternal life through Jesus.