Apr. 27. Parable of the Unjust Steward

Lk. 16:1-18

Jesus taught a parable regarding the proper use of material possessions. In this parable, He told of an unjust steward (farm manager), who after learning that he was about to be dismissed from his job, made plans for his future welfare.

The deceitful method the steward used was not condoned, but the foresight he used in caring for his future was commended. Jesus’ lesson was that money is not to be one’s god, but that it is only a means by which to provide the necessities of life, care for the less fortunate and serve the true God.