GUIDELINES FOR INVESTING FOR ETERNITY LUKE 16: 1-13
In His application of the parable Jesus observed, “For the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.” The “unjust manager” in the parable represents the “children of this world.” When he was put under pressure by his employer, he acted in out of pure self-interest. He took actions that made sense in light of his uncertain future. He used his employer’s money to make some friends who would help him when the axe fell on his job. From this world perspective some of its citizens do get skilled in investing. They learn how to handle the money they have in ways that brings them great gain. Jesus indicated that the children of the light are not as shrewd and skilled in their investing. We could learn much from the worldly managers of money.
I have learned three things from observing the worldly methods of investing. Based on this passage, I am convinced that they are very applicable to our situation. They are things that can be easily deducted from the passage before us. I. CLEARLY STATE YOUR INVESTMENT GOAL. II. CAREFULLY CHOOSE YOUR INVESTMENT VEHICLE. III. DELIBERATELY COMMIT TO THE INVESTMENT AMOUNT.