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Luke 16:10 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Our blessed Saviour having declared to his followers, in the foregoing verses, the great advantage they shall reap by a charitable distribution of temporal good things, he acquaints them in these verses with the great detriment and disadvantage that will redound to them if they do otherwise.

1. If they be not faithful in rightly employing temporal riches, they must not expect that God will entrust them with spiritual and heavenly, which are the true riches. God will deal with his servants, as we deal with ours, never trust them with much, whom we find unfaithful in a little.

2. If they be not faithful in the improvement of these outward things, which God entrusts them with but for a time, and must shortly leave them to others; how can they expect, that God should give them those spiritual good things, which shall never be taken away from them to whom they are given.

Where note, 1. That the riches we have are called not our own, but another man's' If we have not been faithful in that which is another man's. Because God has not made us proprietors, but dispensers; not owners, but stewards of these things; we have them for others, and must leave them to others; we are only trustees for the poor; if much be put into our hands, it is to dispense to others according to our Master's orders; let us be faithful then in that which is another man's; that is, with what God puts into our hand for the benefit of others.

Note, 2. That though our gifts are not our own; yet grace or spiritual goods are our own: others may have all the benefit of our gifts, but we shall have the benefit and comfort of our own grace; this treasure we cannot leave to others, and it shall never be taken away from ourselves.

Note, 3. That God is just, and will be eternally justified in denying his special grace to those, who do not make use of his common gifts. Would men be faithful in improving a little, God would entrust them with more; did they not abuse the trust of his common gifts, he would not deny them the treasure of his saving grace, called here, The true riches.

Consult other comments:

Luke 16:10 - The Greek Testament

Luke 16:10 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 16:10 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 16:10 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 16:10 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 16:10 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 16:10 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 16:10 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 16:10 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 16:10 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 16:10 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 16:10 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 16:10 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 16:10 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 16:10 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 16:10 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 16:10 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 16:10 - The Great Texts of the Bible

Luke 16:10 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 16:10 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 16:10 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 16:10 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Luke 16:10 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 16:10 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 16:10 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 16:10 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 16:10 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 16:10 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 16:10 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 16:10 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 16:10 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 16:10 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 16:10 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament