Introduction: If you are a disciple of Jesus, then this parable is for you (v. 1)!
1. We will all give an account of how we invested and managed the life that God has given to us (v. 2; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5).
2. We, as “people of the light,” are expected to live this life “shrewdly” (v. 8).
SHREWD = thoughtfully, wisely, prudently, with practical skill and great intentionality
Life Lessons from this Parable:
Lesson #1: Use your money, possessions, and resources, now, to make eternal friends who will welcome you gladly into heaven (v. 9; Matthew 6:19-21; 2 Corinthians 1:14; 1Thessalonians 2:19-20).
Lesson #2: Be faithful and wise with the use of your money, possessions and resources, now, and God will entrust you with more, true spiritual riches (vv. 10-12).
Lesson #3: Serve God only – because you can’t serve both God and money – and use the money, possessions, and resources that have been entrusted to you for His purposes, alone (v. 13).
Lesson #4: Don’t value what this world system values, or your life will become detestable to the Lord (vs. 14 and 15; 1 John 2:15-17).
DETESTABLE = someone who has rejected a unique, privileged, and high calling (2 Corinthians 5:17 and 18; Matthew 28:19-20) so that they can worship the idol of money.
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