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Luke Chapter 16

The Unrighteous Manager

Read Luke 16:1-13

Verse 4 - He planned for his future

Verse 8 - There are several definitions for the word "shrewd" - here is one that fits this parable:

- having or based on a clear understanding and good judgment of a situation, resulting in an advantage

In this context, is being shrewd a bad thing?

Is Jesus telling His disciples to be more shrewd?

Verse 9 - Remember, Jesus is talking to His disciples here

Translation - Use wealth as a means (a tool) to make friends (to bring people into the kingdom) - Use wealth for spiritual benefit

Verse 11 - "If you have not been faithful" - meaning if you use the tool of wealth to satisfy your greed, rather than for the good of the kingdom - "who will entrust the true riches to you?"

Remember, God will provide seed to the sower (II Cor. 9:10.) If you sow into the kingdom, God will keep you supplied (for seed to sow, as well as for your needs)

Verse 13 -Jesus is describing the Pharisees here - (see the next verse)

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