Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 2, 2014

Managers as a rule work for someone else; they are given a job to do acting in another's behalf.

"There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.  So he called him in and asked him, 'What is this I hear about you? give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer."
                                                ---Luke 16:1,2 TNIV
It's then that Jesus tells the story of the Shrewd Manager.  A great story in itself, a little troubling too (Luke 16:1-9).  I focus on accountability: the manager worked for someone else, and was accountable, evaluated, and was told, "You have not done a good job with what you've been entrusted.  You are fired!"  A Jesus story.

Every one of us is a manager, a manager of the life with which God has blessed us.  Everything about our world tells us, "This is YOUR life."  That is not true; it's not our life.  We are managers, and managers are accountable.
Dale Patterson