Click on Luke 16:1-13 for my text: The so-called 'Parable of the Dishonest Manager'.
I get this bit:
V8: The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.But this bit is not clear:
V9: 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.
Every time I've read these verses, I feel like I'm trying to push a square peg through round hole. So can you answer maybe any one of the following questions for me?
- What do these verses mean?
- Is Jesus being serious??
- How do these verses challenge the 'people of the light'?
- Is there something obvious that I am missing? Maybe something in its historical context? Or in the original languages?
- Have you preached on these verses? Or have access to someone who has?
- What are the best commentaries on this? And the wildest applications?
- Do you have any online resources? Solid MP3 sermons on this text that I can listen to on the subway?
Go on -- have a go.
"Feed the faith of the saints in Manhattan." says Justin, opening his cap for anything to feed on.