Yeshua will reign over all when He returns. For now, we have the choice of whether to obey Him or disobey and disrespect Him. However, our choices have consequences. The master will return. He will judge His servants.
We have each been entrusted with certain time, talent, and treasure. We do not all have equal or identical amounts, but each of us will be judged based on how we use them. Keep in mind, all of what we are given belongs to the Lord, not just 10%. I hope and pray that the Spirit helps me to use mine faithfully in the service of the master and not selfishly for my own desires.
Parable of Money Usage
11While they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because He was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately. 12So He said, “A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return. 13“And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas and said to them, ‘Do business with this until I come back.’ 14“But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ 15“When he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him so that he might know what business they had done. 16“The first appeared, saying, ‘Master, your mina has made ten minas more.’ 17“And he said to him, ‘Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities.’ 18“The second came, saying, ‘Your mina, master, has made five minas.’ 19“And he said to him also, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’ 20“Another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I kept put away in a handkerchief; 21for I was afraid of you, because you are an exacting man; you take up what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow.’ 22“He said to him, ‘By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow? 23‘Then why did you not put my money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?’ 24“Then he said to the bystanders, ‘Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ 25“And they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas already.’ 26“I tell you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. 27“But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.”
I believe this principle applies even while we live our lives. Our Lord sees how we are faithful, or not, in small things. When we are faithful in small things, He entrusts more to us. This applies to His revealing the fullness of His word and Spirit to us as individuals. This will also apply to final judgment when we meet Him.
When I meet Yeshua, I want to hear, “Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a little thing, I know you will be faithful in much.” What do you want to hear when you meet Him? Are you living in such a way today to receive that feedback?
We do not know when He returns or when we each go to Him in death.
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