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Trinity 9: The Sunday of the Shrewd Manager
2 Samuel 22:26–34 ~ 1 Corinthians 10:6–13 ~ Luke 16:1–13

The Steward’s Shrewdness Sanctified
The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness” (Luke 16:1–9). The steward’s shrewdness is praiseworthy for two reasons. First, he knew the master would be merciful. He trusted that the master would honor the debts he forgave in the master’s name. In the same way, though we have squandered our heavenly Father’s possessions in selfishness and sin, Jesus is the Steward who has canceled our debt, knowing that His forgiveness will be honored by the Father because of the holy cross. Secondly, the steward was shrewd in using oil and wheat to provide for his earthly welfare. So also do these earthly elements aid us when pressed into heavenly use in the anointing of baptism and the wheat of the Lord’s Supper. Those who have the Sacraments will have an eternal home when their earthly home fails. These provide us aid in times of temptation (1 Cor. 10:6–13). For the Lord is our strength and a shield to all who trust in Him (2 Sam. 22:26–34).

This Week's Schedule
Sunday, August 18
10:00AM ~ Divine Service
Saturday, August 24
10:30AM ~ ULF Meeting
11:30AM ~ ULF Picnic
Sunday, August 25
10:00AM ~ Divine Service
12:00PM ~ Council Meeting
Upcoming Events
8/26 ~ Classes Begin!
8/28 ~ Be Involved fair

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