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Return on Investment

Today’s Verse:

And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. ~Luke 19:13

In the business and financial world, executives, managers and investors measure the worthiness of an investment by looking at ROI or return on investment. They want to know if they got a good rate of return on their money. This morning we are considering a parable that stresses our Lord’s demand that he gets a good rate of return on what he has given us to steward. Let us see the Lord’s desire for ROI with the gospel message.

We see the event.

Jesus was passing through Jericho and while he was in the city a rich man named Zacchaeus who was a publican got saved. Jesus was criticized by the Jews for eating a meal with this man. Jesus made a powerful statement regarding his purpose: he came to seek and to save that which is lost. The Jews were interested in a material kingdom and more concerned about self-preservation than they were about the true kingdom of God. Jesus uses the parable of the pounds to show them how we must prepare to enter God