Why do so many Christians fail to be good stewards? Christ taught the parable that explains it all.
Luke 12:43–47 “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. ”
“Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. ”
“But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; ”
“The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. ”
“And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.”
Our Lord gave us a parable contrasting two servants in this passage of Scripture.
The first servant mentioned was faithful to His Master’s commands. As a result, he was blessed and rewarded. In contrast, the second servant in the lesson was unfaithful. He failed his Master in spirit and action. Therefore, he was punished.
Which servant do you want to be? I trust that you desire to be a faithful steward. Our Lord has given us so many blessings that we are eternally indebted to Him.
Every sincere believer yearns to please the Saviour. Yet, so many fail. Why?
This passage of Scripture reveals the problem of stewardship. The unfaithful servant failed for one simple reason.
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In October 2019, I decided to take my three children to Six Flags New England in Agawam, MA. I realized that with the busyness of ministry and the complications with my wife’s health, we hadn’t done anything special with the children during the summer.
Six Flags had a big sale where I could get season tickets for next year (and unlimited access this year) for the price of a one day visit. It seemed like a no-brainer, so I bought the tickets and set a date.
When we drove up to the park, the first thing we could see was the steel backbones of roller coasters rising into the sky. The kids were excited and wanted to ride them first.
I must confess that I don’t really like roller coasters.
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