Good lesson from a bad example

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This parable is to speak to the sons of light. It has very shocking statements

Verse 1-7 Parable overview 

  • The owner was a very rich man. He had a steward, manager

o   “Steward” oikonomos (oy-kon-om-os), which means law and house.

o   Luke 15:13ܠܘܩܐ ܝܗ:13 

  • Steward is in trouble, “What shall I do?” How do I secure my future?
  • He executed his plan dealing with all the debtors of his master.

Verse 8

  • Here comes the shock: Jesus praised unrighteous steward!
  • He acted wisely. Phronimōs (phron-im-os) is the word.
  • Children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

o   John 12:36, Ephesians 5:8, I Thessalonians 5:5ܝܘܚܢܢ ܝܒ:36، ܐܦܣܝ̈ܐ ܗ:8

o   Luke 11:29, 9:41ܠܘܩܐ ܝܐ:29، ܛ:41 

Verse 9

  • What did Jesus mean by that? Jesus interprets this for disciples and for us.
  • Use the wealth of unrighteousness, which is temporal, and gain friends with it who will receive you into the eternal dwellings.

o   Luke 12:16-21ܠܘܩܐ ܝܒ:16 – 21 

  • How do you do that? Invest your money in places that preach the gospel

o   Matthew 6:19-21ܡܬܝ ܘ:19 – 21 

Verse 10-11

  • It is not about how much, its about who you are, faithfulness and the heart
  • As you demonstrate unfaithfulness in the use of your unrighteous wealth, you forfeit spiritual and eternal blessings.

Verse 12-13

  • The wealth you have isn’t yours. Like that steward.

o   I Chronicles 29:10-13ܐ. ܒܪܝܡܝܼܢ ܟܛ:10 – 13 

  • We waste God’s money on temp. things, we’re cutting our spiritual blessings.
  • In a slave world, you can only be owned by one person.

I Timothy 6:7-10ܐ. ܛܝܡܬܐܘܣ ܘ:7