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Eckardtesian Thought: I think, therefore I write . . .
8/4/2021 0 Comments
The Unjust Steward
How very like Zachhaeus the tax collector is this unjust steward. He was wasting his master's goods; he was unjust. He also had dealings with his master's debtors, as a tax collector. So what did he do? He repented, for he came to terms with the master's indication that he would be put out. So in his repentance he changed his behavior toward these debtors. He lowered, rather than raised, their debts. What is unspoken is that if the difference must be made up when the books were settled, he would have to make it up himself. Like Zachhaeus, who told Jesus that if he had defrauded anyone he would restore him fourfold. So also, let us take to heart the Master's words, and repent; and in our repentance change our behavior toward our neighbors. Why should we not? For consider him who for our sakes was charged with our injustice, that we through him might be credited with his faithfulness. Sermon for Trinity IX. The video is here.
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