We note that the Apostle Paul goes out of his way to demonstrate his integrity to the Corinthians. He wants to do right in the eyes of God and in the eyes of the Corinthians. This is all in regard to collecting a monetary gift for the Jerusalem Church.
While the dishonest manager secured his short term future by the use of wealth, so too Jesus challenges us to use our wealth for the eternal future of ourselves and others. We have to ask ourselves if our wealth will be an idol or an instrument.