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Bible Quiz: The Dishonest Manager

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1) Jesus told his disciples: "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.' "The manager said to himself, 'What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I'm not strong enough to dig, and I'm ashamed to beg.'" (NIV)

What did the dishonest manager decide to do to make the best of a bad situation?

He decided to reduce the debts of everyone who owed his master.

He destroyed all the masters records to cover up his crimes.

He promised the master he would pay back all he had stolen.

He took as much of the master's possessions as he could and fled to a foreign land.

2) What did the dishonest manager hope to accomplish?

He hoped the master would relent and let him keep his job.

He hoped to retire and live a life of ease.

He hoped to make friends who would help him after he was fired by his master.

He hoped he would not be sent to prison.

3) What did the master do then?

He told the manager he would be thrown in prison until he "paid the last penny."

He rewarded the manager's belated honesty and let him keep his job.

He warned all his neighbors not to hire his dishonest manager.

He commended the manager for his shrewdness.

4) What is the lesson of this parable?

Robbers and thieves cannot enter the kingdom of heaven.

We should take advantage of every opportunity to increase our wealth.

We should use the earthly wealth we have been given wisely to show we can be trusted with more important spiritual responsibilities.

We should be shrewd in worldly things to show we can be clever in doing God's work.