Most commentary I’ve ever read about Luke 16:1-9 are false as they teach this to be an allegory. Just as The Rich Man and Lazarus was an actual account of 2 real people, a real story. (link on Lazarus was not a parable click here: LAZARUS
) , so is the unjust steward an actual story that gives instruction to the Jews in the soon coming tribulation and a practice application to the church (body of Christ not to be confused with a 501c3 brick and mortar building)
The actual literal applications for the Jews and some interesting insight are described in the link below:
Now to our understanding and practical use as Christians. I was always taught from Sunday school through adulthood that the love of money is evil which is absolutely correct. But what happened was the proverbial baby has been thrown out with the bath water.
If we carefully read Luke 16 account of the unjust steward, we can see where the church age must learn to USE the world’s systems to accomplish God’s purpose and mission in our lives. In John 17 we know we are IN this world but not OF it. Jesus told us to wise as serpents and gentle as doves.
Satan wants God’s committed children excluded from the market place. True we are not OF this world, if we were we are snared by the love of money which truly is the root of all evil.
The purpose of this Blog is to challenge true followers of Christ to learn and use the world’s systems to accomplish God’s purpose but not becoming a part of this. Use the world’s financial system, don’t allow it to use you might be a wise practical thought to work with.
Take these 2 videos as an example of what goes on with your money.
Only by the word of God and by guidance of The Holy Spirit can we truly operate in this world as God would have us operate to accomplish his will.
John 16:13 King James Version (KJV)
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Hebrews 4:12 King James Version (KJV)
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.