Shrewd as snakes yet innocent as doves.
Parable of the Shrewd Manager
Jesus is saying that we can learn a valuable lesson from the shrewd manager. He is wiser than many “sons of light” because he can anticipate what is coming, he knows how human nature operates and he uses what has been entrusted to him to prepare for his limited future on this earth.
The lesson:A faithful steward (“a person of the light”) will figure out a way to use the resources that God has entrusted to them on earth as wisely as possible in order to invest in spiritual benefits for eternity in Heaven for themselves and others.
God has entrusted each of one of uswith many blessings, e.g. our time, our talents, financial blessings, focused prayers, spiritual gifts, love, care, attention, spiritual fruit, etc. We will be held accountableon how we use these blessings. We need to constantly pray and ask God for wisdom to understand what it takes to effectively use God’s gifts in this world. We can help to position others to receive His Word and to prepare for eternity.