Matthew 24:45–51: “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
We must take care that our motives are right, and that we serve Christ and His people in love. Both in word and deed, we must lead the family in the right way. The servant’s task is not to be popular, but to be obedient. If the spiritual leader is obediently doing his job when the Lord returns, he shall be rewarded. But if that leader is not doing his job when the Lord returns, he will be dealt with in a severe way. What caused this servant’s downfall? Something went wrong in his heart: He lived like the world and mistreated his fellow servants. Whenever God’s servants cannot work together, it is often because somebody has forgotten that the Lord will return. Looking for His appearing, and loving His appearing, should motivate us to be faithful and loving. 1
Your Word is Truth
Are your life choices based upon His predicted coming, or upon your worldly comfort?
And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. –1 John 2:28
You Alone are God
That Day will come someday, so it’s best to live everyday, like it’s our last day. – TWEET IT
Your Will be Done
Lord, please guard my heart from spiritual complacency. Make me bold in faith.
1. Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.