The Unjust Steward,  a parable of Jesus           
    This is the story:
 

A rich man fired the manager of his property because he heard that the manager was stealing from him. 
 

He told him to gather the records and
give an account.
 

Before the manager left his office, he called all the rich man's debtors to him and told them that their debts had been reduced, some by 20% some by 50%.
 

The manager made these people so happy by this dishonest task that they could not possibly refuse to help the manager after he looses his job.
 

The rich man did not like what the manager did; but he could not help but 
admire the managers quick-thinking and
speedy actions that would insure the
manager's survival.
 


 

 

 

The Parable of the Unjust Servant is found in Luke 16:

1. Now He was also saying to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was reported to him as squandering his possessions.

2 And he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you?  Give an accounting of your management for you can no longer be manager.'

3 "The manager said to himself, 'What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me?  I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.

4 'I know what I shall do, so that when I am removed from the management people will welcome me into their home.'

5 "And he summoned each one of his master's debtors, and he began saying to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

6 And he said, 'A hundred measures of oil.' And he said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.'

7 "Then he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' And he said, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.'

8 "And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly, for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.

9 And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings.

10 "He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.

11 "Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the tru riches to you?

12 And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which another's, who will give you that which is your own?

 


He reasoned,
"I can not dig
and I am too ashamed
to beg."

 

 

By 'unjust' the Bible means that he was 'unfair' or 'dishonest' in his dealings. 

He did not do what was 'right'.

We have 38 'parables
of Jesus' recorded
in the gospels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus said,
"If you have not been
faithful in that which
is another man's,
then who will give you
that which
is your own."


         
Maybe he meant
that if we don't
take care of
God's possessions
here on earth,
why should God give us
possessions in heaven.

 

 

Praise God for salvation!