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Luke 16:1 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Our Lord begins this chapter with the parable of the rich man's steward, who being called upon by his master to give up his accounts, in order to his being discharged from his office, casts about with himself what course he had best take to provide for his subsistence, when he should be turned out of his employment: at last he resolves upon this course; that he will go to his lord's debtors, and take a favorable account of them, writing down fifty for an hundred, that by this means he might oblige them to be kind to him in his necessity; this is the sum of the parable.

Now the scope and design of it is this: To exhort all men that are intrusted by God here with estates, honors, and authority, to make use of all these unto spiritual ends, the glory of God, and the benefit of others; for we are not proprietors and owners, but stewards only, of the manifold gifts of God, and must be accountable unto him for all at last; but in the mean time to use, employ, and improve our Lord's goods to the best advantage for ourselves, while we are entrusted with them; this is the scope of the parable.

Now the observations from it are these:

1. That all persons, even the highest and greatest of persons, are but stewards of the good things of God.

2. That our stewardship must and shall have an end; we shall not be always, no, we shall not be long, stewards.

3. That when we are put out of our stewardship, we must give an account of our carriage therein; and the greater our trust was, the heavier will our reckoning be.

4. That therefore it will be our highest prudence, while we are entrusted with our master's goods, so to use and improve them, as may make most for our comfort and advantage, when we give up our account.

Consult other comments:

Luke 16:1 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 16:1 - The Greek Testament

Luke 16:1 - Barclay Daily Study Bible

Luke 16:1 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 16:1 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 16:1 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 16:1 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 16:1 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 16:1 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

Luke 16:1 - Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 16:1 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 16:1 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 16:1 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 16:1 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 16:1 - James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary

Luke 16:1 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 16:1 - John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Luke 16:1 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 16:1 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 16:1 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 16:1 - Expositor's Dictionary of Text by Robertson

Luke 16:1 - F. B. Hole's Old and New Testaments Commentary

Luke 16:1 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 16:1 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 16:1 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

Luke 16:1 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 16:1 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 16:1 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 16:1 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 16:1 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 16:1 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 16:1 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 16:1 - Grant's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 16:1 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 16:1 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 16:1 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 16:1 - International Critical Commentary New Testament

Luke 16:1 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 16:1 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

Luke 16:1 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 16:1 - William Kelly Major Works (New Testament)

Luke 16:1 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 16:1 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Luke 16:1 - Cornelius Lapide Commentary

Luke 16:1 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 16:1 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 16:1 - An Exposition on the Whole Bible

Luke 16:1 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 16:1 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 16:1 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 16:1 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 16:1 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 16:1 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

Luke 16:1 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Luke 16:1 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 16:1 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 16:1 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 16:1 - The Sermon Bible

Luke 16:1 - Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 16:1 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 16:1 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 16:1 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 16:1 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 16:1 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 16:1 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament