Parable of the Unjust Steward

Reading Assignment:

Luke 16:1-13


Did you understand what you read?

  1. To whom was Jesus speaking? Who was listening as well (see verse 14)?
  2. Understanding this parable means understanding the context in which it was given. In your own words what were the three prior parables attempting to get across?
  3. What had the steward in this parable been caught doing?
  4. How did the steward plan to support himself in the future?
  5. What did he do to gain his goal?
  6. For what, exactly, did the master praise the steward?
  7. In Luke 16:8, what are the two classes of people? Which category does the steward fall into?
  8. What is mammon? What should it be used for? What is there a time limit?
  9. Why should you be faithful in the use of mammon? Was the steward faithful?
  10. What happens when mammon becomes a focus in life?