Notes: November 10, 2009

Faithfulness And Covetousness

Following the parable of the unjust steward, these words give use further insight into the meaning of the story.

Luke 16:9-18


  • A backup plan, a parachute (v. 9).
  • An argument from the lesser to the greater—he that is faithful in little things will be faithful in greater things.
  • If you aren’t faithful in worldly things, why do you expect God to trust you with heavenly riches? (v. 10).
  • If you aren’t faithful with someone else’s goods, what makes you think you will be a better steward over your own?
  • You can’t be devoted to money and to God at the same time. Nobody can.


  • Men often object to that which they find objectionable (v. 14).
  • The pursuit of earthly wealth was commendable among men; but God would have us pursue true, eternal and spiritual wealth.
  • The Pharisees were infamous for there avoiding the direct commands of God’s word. But Jesus reminded them that God’s word is eternal.
  • Their failure to adhere to God’s commands regarding adultery, divorce and remarriage was evidence that they were not concerned with the riches of God.