The point of this parable lies not in the dishonesty of the steward’s plan, but in his prudent provision for the future.
Verses 1-9. For what did the steward’s master commend him?
What ought Christian disciples to learn from the wisdom of the world?
How can money be used to provide ‘spiritual capital’ for the future?
Cf. 1 Tim. 6:18, 19.
Verses 10-13. How do these verses show that Jesus was not condoning the steward’s dishonesty?
How ought material possessions to be seen in perspective?