“And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?” (Luke 12:42).
That is a question Jesus answers in the next verse. First, we should try to honestly answer the question for ourselves. Look at our resources! We have the infallible, living, pure Word of God, the presence of Christ through the indwelling Holy Spirit as well as the Spirit’s power and guidance.
As this parable indicates, we have been left with responsibilities while the Master is away. Not knowing exactly when He will return, what will He find with the work He has left me to do? His instructions are very clear; “GO MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS” (Matthew 28:19). Of course, there are many other instructions for us, His disciples and the Church, but this one instruction is at the core of why we have been left here.
While there are other details in this parable we could examine, Jesus gives us the answer to His question; “Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes” (12:43). The illustration in verse 42 was providing “food at the proper time.” The central issue is whether we are working at being faithful with the responsibilities our Lord and Master gave us.
This means being active with HIS agenda, not ours, UNTIL HE COMES!
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