- Day 28 -
Become a Faithful & Wise Servant
Matthew 24:45, 46
“Who then is the faithful and wise servant [one who obediently serves with his gifts others in the body], whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food [the gifts that help nurture and build up] at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards”(Matthew 24:45-49 NIV).
To “eat and drink with drunkards” means to be intoxicated and preoccupied with the things of this world. In the last days, scoffers will say, “for years they’ve been saying He’s coming back, but He is not.” So their hearts grow cold and they become more and more self indulgent and cold hearted as they feed their flesh, becoming less and less in tune with the truth and more and more adulterous and drunk on the world.
“The master of that servant will come on a day that he does not expect and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 24:50-51). Not everyone who calls YAHshua (Jesus), “Lord, Lord,” and not everyone who goes to church doing religious things will enter the kingdom of heaven. Many are going to be assigned, like the foolish servant, a place with the hypocrites in hell where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (see Matthew 24:51). Be ready! Be waiting! Be wise! He is coming like a thief.