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“The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.”. Luke 16:8. Context of Luke 16:8. Actually a continuation from 14:25-35 The necessity of total sacrifice for eternal life 14:26-27 Count the cost of building 14:28-30 Pay the cost!

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The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light

“The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.”

Luke 16:8


Context of luke 16 8
Context of than the children of light.”Luke 16:8

  • Actually a continuation from 14:25-35

  • The necessity of total sacrifice for eternal life 14:26-27

  • Count the cost of building 14:28-30

  • Pay the cost!

  • Surrenderto the superior King 14:31-33

  • We are the salt of the earth 14:34-35

  • Make a positive impact!

  • (3 Parables to answer Pharisees’ objection to Jesus’ reception of sinners 15:1-32)


Context of luke 16 81
Context of than the children of light.”Luke 16:8

  • Parable of the unjust steward 16:1-8

  • Not praised for his dishonesty

  • Praised for his wisdomMatt. 7:24, 10:16, 25:1-13

  • Applicationsof the parable 16:9-13

  • Invest in relationships with others v.9

  • Use money wisely, unselfishly

  • Pharisees’ reaction to the teaching 16:14

  • The world esteems wealth; God does not 16:15


Applications of luke 16 8
Applications of than the children of light.”Luke 16:8

  • Power of the written word 1 Cor. 4:6; 14:37

  • Greater than spoken word

  • “Measure twice, cut once” Eccl. 5:1, Lev. 10:1-3

  • Be diligent to be careful by using the standard

  • “Penny wise, pound foolish” Matt. 9:16-17 half measures to save money not always efficient

  • Education standards (not substance) Heb. 5:14

  • Rules of evidence/faith Rom. 1:20

  • Luke 7:29-35 be consistent


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