The Cool Hand of Luke

You are invited to spend time with Luke today. His sixteenth chapter is filled with pearls of wisdom we have heard and spoken numerous times. Through bold story telling we are reminded of how actions performed when no one is looking, when actually God is watching, is how we are judged. Stealing of another’s words, or just a few; taking of another’s time with idle words; or filling your briefcase with an employer’s ideas or property no matter how small affect your judgement and behavior in greater ways.  Luke shares that ” The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones”.

How often we find ourselves wrestling with balance in; what I WANT over what I NEED.  Who owns your moral compass?  Buried in this passage of the Gospel of Luke we hear that “No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other.” If you have your priorities straight, it shouldn’t be difficult for you make decisions throughout your  temptation-filled day.

Take it from Luke, size doesn’t matter.


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