“You can’t serve both God and money” (v13). Jesus told a strange parable about a manager who was about to fired. This man “shrewdly” reduced the debts of those who owed his master money, winning a positive reputation (and the admiration of his master!). With this example, Jesus urged his disciples to use their worldly possessions wisely, “so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings” (v9). He reminded them that how we handle small things indicates how we will handle things of great value (v10).
“No one can serve two masters” (v13). Jesus calls us to evaluate our entire lives - time, money, possessions, work, and relationships – in light of His kingdom.