At any rate, it does fit well, since the question at stake is the proper use of money — for the kingdom of God or for its own sake.
This is the belief that, while one was saved by grace, one worked out or lived out one's religious life by detailed observance of all of the works of the law. Is it less compelling?
There is a time and a place to recognize the greater lifelong devotion that one can give to God's kingdom work apart from marriage and family even if that remains more of the exception than the norm throughout church history.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew with parallels in Luke 12 declares, "But seek first God's kingdom and His righteousness and all these things [things that Jesus has just enumerated such as the basics of food and drink and clothing] will be given to you as well.
Again, this is a sharp reversal of pagan autocratic standards. Which ancients? These do not contradict each other, for the Greek ptochoi poor in the pluralregularly in the Septuagint translates the Hebrew Old Testament anawim, a term for the pious poor in Israel.
The second unit of material in Luke 16, vv. Luke has gathered material together, and modified it, to make a strong rhetorical point about the way to deal with possessions.
The other cried for mercy, based on no merit of his own.