Jesus uses the shrewdness of some in the world to remind His followers that we are to be wise in how we prepare for the eternal realities of life.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Luke 16:9 - Here's the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends.
Read - Luke 16:1–18
Jesus isn’t advocating mis-management and certainly not fraud but He is calling us to be wise and generous in our dealings both here and now (on earth) and for the there and then (in Heaven)
Lord, I want to be faithful in little and much.
One application of this text would be to develop a love for heavenly things above earthly things (like money). This is a key to Knowing, Loving and Serving God. Knowing that God values the eternal and has blessed us with the temporal so that we can serve Him is vital to Knowing how best to utilize those resources with integrity and for His glory.