Luke 12:41-48 was the section I read for my devotions this morning and there are several key points I want to pass on to you. These verses are in answer to Peter’s question regarding Jesus’ words in verses 35 to 40; a blessed servant is always ready for his master to return. “The Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (40).
Before looking at the consequences of not being ready for the Master to come, we need to realize that Jesus is speaking about “servants,” whether or not they knew their Master was coming or not. Jesus begins with “the faithful and wise manager.” The servant has been given responsibilities to oversee the master’s household while He is away, mainly to feed those in the household. If this servant is faithful in his duties, he will be “blessed” and the Master “will set him over all His possessions” (12:44; see also chapter 16:10).
Where there is faithfulness in a little, God will enlarge the responsibility and trust. Then we see that the opposite is true. In fact, the servant who is “unfaithful…will receive a severe beating” (12:47). One important principle we must take from this section is that no matter how large or small our responsibility is, we are all accountable to the Lord our Master. He is the reason for being faithful.
We may wonder why He gave us a specific area of responsibility, but there is always a purpose behind it which we may never understand. Be faithful anyway! The more we are faithful inss every detail of our responsibilities, the more we will see fruit resulting from our labors.
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