127. The Unjust Steward

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“A Reader” inquires, “Why the unjust steward should be commended for acting so wrongly?” He was not commended for acting “wrongly,” but “wisely;” and his wisdom consisted in looking at the present in the light of the future. The practical application to us makes this plain. We are to use our temporal resources with a view to eternity (See 1 Tim. 6:17-1917Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. (1 Timothy 6:17‑19)). It is always well, in interpreting a parable, to seize its grand leading point. Our correspondent will find an answer to her question about Naaman in the leading article for this month. As to the domestic matter referred to, we think she is perfectly right in allowing her servants every possible opportunity of hearing the Word; nor can we see what right anyone has to find fault with her for so doing.