With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd.
Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light.
Savvy is a practical understanding or common sense: a knowledge of just what to do in any situation. Savvy is a shrewdness born of studying human nature.
While Jesus was the absolute Model of an innocent Dove, I believe He was the savviest Man ever to walk the earth.
He watched men's ways for thirty years, then offered them a better Way. He lived as a plain Carpenter, then outwitted the Pharisees.
He refused golden crowns from men, then accepted a crown of thorns. He stymied Satan by meekness, then defeated him in pure strength.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Be savvy in the ways of this world. Media's not for the faint of heart, but neither is the kingdom of God. To take your ordained stage positions, please consider the unjust steward.
You shouldn't copy his dirty deals, but you should consider his shrewdness. So make lots of friends with those in need. Invest every resource God gave you: every dollar and every talent...
Because Jesus did and showed us how, and media dependents need help. By befriending lost and lonely fans, you can lead them to the One True Friend.
But you must leave behind churchiness, a closed-in-artificial-goodness, and enter this brilliantly hard field.
When you wear the cloak of righteousness, when your footgear of peace is street-smart, you are the enemy's worst nightmare.
## The Enemy's Game: Countermeasures--Savvy (Part 54)
* The Parable of the Unjust Steward: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+16%3A1-13&version=NKJV
* Commentary on this Parable: http://www.gotquestions.org/parable-unjust-steward.html
NOTE: This series is a republished edit of a 2015 devotion series called, 'The Enemy's Game.' You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you're not a performer, don't be deterred. In truth, every disciple acts for Christ, models Christ and stewards His talents.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the The Enemy's Game series.