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Lesson # Matt. 24:45-47
Study Material - Matt. 24:45-47
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45 Who [tis] then [ara] is [esti] a faithful [pistos] and [kai] wise [phronimos] servant [doulos] , whom [hos] his [autos] lord [kurios] hath made ruler [kathistemi] over [epi] his [autos] household [therapeia] , to give [didomi] them [autos] meat [trophe] in [en] due season [kairos] ?
46 Blessed [makarios] is that [ekeinos] servant [doulos] , whom [hos] his [autos] lord [kurios] when he cometh [erchomai] shall find [heurisko] so [houto] doing [poieo] .
47 Verily [amen] I say [lego] unto you [humin] , That [hoti] he shall make [kathistemi] him [autos] ruler [kathistemi] over [epi] all [pas] his [autos] goods [huparchonta] . KJV-Interlinear
45 'Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 'Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. 47 'Truly I say to you, that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. NASB
Who are the servants and who is the master? We of course are the servants of Christ, whether we recognize it or not, whether we believe it or not. We have a responsibility to God, to self, and to others. We have studied this in detail before.
One of the worst failures in this world is finding the many people who do not obey God. Many put on a show, but inside they are really hypocrites. One of the worst things that has come out of the internet are these chat sites. They are really dens of thieves, gossips, malingers, those who just jump onto band wagons from their self righteous keyboards, with little or no information. They will light fires that burn down forests. Often times their intended victims are not known to them, and the victims find out too late that they have been hammered on the internet.
Each of us will be evaluated in heaven by Jesus Christ. At that time those who pass their evaluation, then to those will be blessings galore, and as stated here, various positions of authority and trust during the millennium. This is not a reference to positions (if any) after the millennium.
God surely knows what your thinking process is. If you are a malinger, a person who judges, one who gossips, a person who jumps to conclusions (a form of pretended judging) based on little or no information, a person who compromises Gods standards in any way, then you need to look into that personal mirror of yours and ask yourself, 'What am I giving up to be this way? Is it worth it?'
Jesus is not giving a warning here. He is just stating the facts of what lay before you in your future. Yours is not to point out the errors of others. None of us have that right, regardless of our 'witty' insight into the affairs of others. Regardless of what we might believe about others. There is always the possibility that we are wrong, and if so, then the error is ours, not our victims. Any judging of others places a cloud over our own heads. And we are here speaking about social gossip and such, not criminal activities for which there are other legitimate standards which by the way excludes vigilantism.
Esau traded his birthright, to Jacob, for a meal. He traded all of his eternal blessings for a meal. Something that he ate, benefited from for a few hours or until the next meal, then had no more. Was that a good trade? Would you trade billions worth in gold for a sandwich? But every time people compromise Gods standards they are doing just that, and they think nothing of it.
Esau was indifferent. In fact he was very belligerent toward Jacob, arrogant is a better word, when he traded away his future. He thought nothing of his trade. He even thought he could get it back on his own effort, but it was too late. Once God has given something of yours away to others, there are no take backs.
Be arrogant all you want. Ridicule all you want. Think you know all you think you know. And one day, you will discover that you are the biggest fool of all time. Esau cried when it was too late, but whose fault was it. Isaac taught both sons, but only one wanted to learn. Esau was stubborn and he lost out in life.
What is your position in life going to be? Are you going to stick with your opinion of life or others, because you are too stubborn to change? Are you going to continue compromising Gods standards because nothing immediate happens to you in life? God won't be tempted by your child's play. He just teaches us all and then He will evaluate us all. None of us will have any valid excuse for our failure to grow up properly in our spiritual life.
On the table are tremendous blessings. Will we collect them, or will our blessings be given away to someone else?
We are the slaves who have been given the assets of our master. Those assets are - time, doctrine, and volition. What do you do with them?
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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