This is one of the last parables recorded in Luke before the Holy Week story. Jesus knew what was coming. He knew that His time on Earth was almost over and the plan to use Him to restore God’s people to Him, through Him.
And Jesus knew that His words would last and last and last. That they would speak to people all over the world, in different walks of life, for thousands of years.
In my speaking talks I mention that I could have used a whole stack of self help books to get me through my depression, but I found solace in the Bible. I realized recently…Jesus isn’t called wonderful counselor for nothing. His words are written to each of His creations, living and meant for each of us individually, He hears when we call, He hears when we are grateful.
All sorts of theories and philosophies and fads will come and go. But the great counselor’s words will not pass away.