Luke 16



In Luke 16, Jesus addresses the themes of stewardship, the proper use of wealth, the consequences of choices in this life and the next, forgiveness, faithfulness, and the nature of the kingdom of God. The teachings challenge listeners to prioritize spiritual values and be responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to them.


  1. The Parable of the Dishonest Manager (Luke 16:1-15): Jesus tells the story of a dishonest manager who, when facing dismissal, shrewdly reduces the debts owed to his master to win favor with debtors. Jesus uses this parable to emphasize the importance of being shrewd and faithful in the use of worldly wealth and resources. He contrasts the shrewdness of the manager with the behavior of the "sons of light," encouraging his disciples to be wise in their stewardship.
  2. Warnings About Wealth (Luke 16:14-31): The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, criticize Jesus, and he responds by warning about the dangers of wealth and the priorities of God. Jesus tells the story of the rich man and Lazarus, illustrating the stark contrast between the rich man who disregards the poor beggar Lazarus and the eternal consequences of their choices.