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Reformation Study Bible – Luke 16:9
Luke 16:9

16:9 Jesus’ disciples are to use what wealth they have, not for selfish purposes, but to “make friends” (alms for the poor are probably in view here).

receive you. The text does not explicitly specify who is doing the receiving. Possibilities include the poor who have been helped in this life, or perhaps God Himself. In either case, salvation by works is not being taught (15:29 note). The loving help given to others in this life is a sign of genuine discipleship and salvation already enjoyed rather than a meritorious ground of salvation.