Jesus spoke on almost every subject that humans struggle with and He reserved quite a bit of space for the topic of money. It's not that Jesus NEEDS our money... it's that He knows that where our money goes is a pretty good indicator of where our heart lies. Watch this video for a heart checkup. Plus check out the "generosity ladder" illustration. It's a good one.
No matter what kind of building you're erecting, you need a strong, firm foundation. When the storms of life come, you'll be glad to have a deeply rooted spiritual foundation too. Jesus told this particular parable as a closer to His famous Sermon on the Mount. See why it was an effective closer and strengthen your foundation today!
Sometimes Jesus' parables threw people for a loop. His audiences had an idea how they would end, or what the moral would be, but Jesus was also the master of the 'twist' ending long before M. Night Shyamalan. The parable of the tenants has one of those 'twists' that not only affected the audience at the time, but had long reaching geographical, political and spiritual implications leading to the present day and beyond.