And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of the unrighteous money so that when it fails, they may welcome you into eternal dwellings.
Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold.
"So he summoned each one of his master's debtors. 'How much do you owe my master?' he asked the first one.
2 Kings 12:4
Then Joash said to the priests, "All the dedicated money brought to the Lord's temple, census money, money from vows, and all money voluntarily given for the Lord's temple,
Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much.
And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to someone else, who will give you what is your own?
Then the Twelve summoned the whole company of the disciples and said, "It would not be right for us to give up preaching about God to wait on tables.
"Then the manager said to himself, 'What should I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I'm not strong enough to dig; I'm ashamed to beg.
2 Kings 12:15
No accounting was required from the men who received the money to pay those doing the work, since they worked with integrity.
but the one who is rich [should boast] in his humiliation, because he will pass away like a flower of the field.
She evaluates a field and buys it; she plants a vineyard with her earnings.
So if you have not been faithful with the unrighteous money, who will trust you with what is genuine?
You may say to yourself, 'My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,'
1 Corinthians 4:1
A person should consider us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of God's mysteries.
Know well the condition of your flock, and pay attention to your herds,
Finalize plans through counsel, and wage war with sound guidance.
"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Share your master's joy!'
2 Kings 4:7
She went and told the man of God, and he said, "Go sell the oil and pay your debt; you and your sons can live on the rest."
1 Timothy 3:12
Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.
He also said to the disciples: "There was a rich man who received an accusation that his manager was squandering his possessions.
2 Corinthians 8:20
We are taking this precaution so no one can find fault with us concerning this large sum administered by us.
1 Peter 4:10
Based on the gift they have received, everyone should use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.
1 Timothy 3:4
one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity.
She makes and sells linen garments; she delivers belts to the merchants.
"The master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted astutely. For the sons of this age are more astute than the sons of light [in dealing] with their own people.
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.
1 Corinthians 12:28
And God has placed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, next, miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, managing, various kinds of languages.
That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.
The brother of humble circumstances should boast in his exaltation;
Then one of the Twelve-the man called Judas Iscariot-went to the chief priests
I know what I'll do so that when I'm removed from management, people will welcome me into their homes.'
The Lord said: "Who then is the faithful and sensible manager his master will put in charge of his household servants to give them their allotted food at the proper time?
In those days, as the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution.