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I must admit that I have always been a bit perplexed about the parable of the unjust steward. I guess he was shrewd to get as much money as he could quickly. We are to size things up in this way, though not dishonestly.

I liked this comment on Luke 16:9,

"And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings." Luke 16:9

"There are many warnings about the dangers of riches in the Bible. But this verse teaches that wealth can be thought of as talent which should be fully employed in God's service." -Key Word Commentary

This parable makes more sense to me if I think about it from this angle--using our resources wisely, including money, to further His kingdom.

Andrew Wommack has a free 6-part teaching on financial stewardship that touches on the unjust steward.


The parable is highlighting the fact that the master's master was not money which is why he was not upset when the steward discounted the debts. The verse also spoke to using money to benefit others. AW mentioned that we should see money as belonging to God. Through HIM we have the gifts, knowledge and power needed to attain good things. We should sow back into the kingdom by helping others.

Thanks AE--that perspective and link is helpful : )

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