Rich Man and Lazarus- Parable Interpretation

The parable in Luke 16:19–31

Interpretation by: Felix A. Montelara

Rich Man and Lazarus- Parable Interpretation

Is not about money or rich versus poor, in my opinion is about insensitivity. Yes, not caring for others, can be an indiscretion of omission. Lazarus Ask yourself will my action or lack of action torment me? In the parable, Jesus is telling us that our indiscretions will ultimate affect us. the parable does no say that the rich man was a bad man or gained his riches illicitly and it does not say if Lazarus was a great man in society. It talks about the indifference by the rich man Therefore, you should make careful decisions!

Tell me what you think about this parable and remember we are all Potencial Millionaires,

Felix A. Montelara

— Luke 16:19–31, World English Bible
Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day. A certain beggar, named Lazarus, was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores. It happened that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried. In Hades, he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus at his bosom.20130724_112110 He cried and said, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue! For I am in anguish in this flame.” But Abraham said, “Son, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and Lazarus, in the same way, bad things. But now here he is comforted and you are in anguish. Besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that those who want to pass from here to you are not able, and that none may cross over from there to us.” He said, “I ask you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house; for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, so they won’t also come into this place of torment.” But Abraham said to him, “They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.” He said, “No, father Abraham, but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.” He said to him, “If they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one rises from the dead.”

Rich Man and Lazarus- Parable Interpretation