In this passage, Jesus gives the church some convicting words. He says the sinful people of the world better understand the ways of their world than Christians understand the Kingdom and how to be wise within it. The wicked know how to game the ways of the world to their own advantage. To the contrary, Christians do not understand how to live within the Kingdom rules of mercy and grace by showing lavish generosity to the unsaved people around them. Given the eternal consequences, Christians ought to live with generosity and gospel hospitality towards others.

 

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