BY REV. MARTIN LUCIN - GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
I once heard of a little girl that had a gingerbread cookie. It was decorated so nicely that she decided she didn’t want to eat it because it was too special! So she set it on the cabinet where she could see it but not eat it. Eventually it was too hard and dried out to eat – but she had her cookie. If she had eaten it, she wouldn’t have it!
Have you ever heard the expression, you can’t have your cake and eat it, too? (It means you can’t have it both ways — if you eat your cake, you won’t have it any more).
Luke 16:1-13 talks about the very same thing. Jesus was teaching the people about putting God first in their lives or putting their money first in their lives. He told them they couldn't love God properly if they loved money most of all.
The people he was talking to really loved their money and weren't happy to hear Jesus say this. However, the fact remains that they couldn't have their cake and eat it, too! And that is still true today.
Jesus wants us to love him more than our money and our things. He loves us so much that he promises to take care of us!
Remember — GRACE: It's for me, it's for you, it's for everyone!