Devotionals & Poems

Faithfulness (Parables of Jesus part eleven)

In Matthew 25:14-30 is one of Jesus “the kingdom of heaven is like” parables. Here He tells the story of a wealthy householder with several servants; calling them, he put them in charge of his affairs while he himself went to a distant country, possibly to conduct some sort of business. They were not all given the same responsibility, but each one was given what he needed to reach his maximum capability in fulfilling the Masters will. Now look at Jesus as the householder and you and I as the servants. Before going back to heaven to do business there (interceding for us, and preparing a place for us) He committed His earthly affairs to His followers. On his return each would be rewarded on the basis of faithful service. God is looking for faithfulness more than what or how much we can accomplish! Never judge your accomplishments on what someone else is doing; in John 21:21-22 when Peter inquired about someone else Jesus replied “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.” I believe Jesus was saying You focus on your calling and work not someone else’s.  Ecclesiastes 9:10 says, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might…” Having received God’s gift we are called to be “good stewards (administrators) of the manifold grace of God” 1 Peter 4:10. And 2 Corinthians 4:2 says “it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” Revelation 2:10 tells us to “be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”  In Matthew 25 rewards were given on the grounds of faithfulness, and loss was suffered for lack thereof


By Rose Hill

Take the talents God gave and His work do,

Then when He comes back He will be pleased with you.

He will put you in charges of many things,

And you will share in His joy that your faithfulness brings.

Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright …1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.

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