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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.”

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!

  • 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 16:8

  • 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

  • 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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