This life youve
given all of us
and weve cheated you
We cannot pay our
good Lord back
Just when weve
sunk in deep despair,
The Lesson - Luke 16:1-13
parable is one of those difficult sayings of Jesus. Is he condoning
and even praising cheating? Certainly not. The character of Jesus
should not allow one to entertain long such an idea.
Be careful; parables are not to be understood on face value. One must look under the surface for the heart of their teachings. Under the surface of this story you will see Jesus praising the ingenuity of a child of the dark. The man took pains in the present to insure against his future a future that would end in death. Jesus then admonishes children of the light because they do not take as much care as those who do not know the truth.
How sad that, knowing the truth, christians do not invest more carefully. Though today has enough cares of its own, what one does today most certainly affects tomorrow. So take care for today in a manner that will positively affect your tomorrows and your eternity. Pray, aid others, meditate. Invest well what God has given you to work with and he will take care of tomorrow.