Title: AND THEN PAY DAY WILL COME
…After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them…Matt. 25:14-30
The book of Matthew is a very important book among the Gospel Books. It explores many of Jesus’ core parables, which today we still use, both in our corporate and private devotions in learning how to be better children of God. One of the many such parables of Jesus with in-depth meanings is the Parable of the Talents. This parable is unique in that it has multiple meanings, and has some practical relevance in our present day and lives. May our eyes and hearts be opened to access the light in this teaching, and may we be equipped to walk in its path daily, in Jesus name, amen.
There definitely will come the day when all men will stand to give account to the Maker of us all, the Lord God Himself. You see, just as the Master of those servants returned eventually, a day would come when we all will appear before God’s presence. And that day, He will ask us for what He entrusted to us.
I strongly believe there will be two major questions that we will answer on that great day, and they will be as follows:
- What did you do with the Son I gave you? Did you receive Him or reject Him?
- What did you do with the life I gave you, the treasures/gifts I loaded into you?
I’m not saying I know this. What I’m saying is that I believe these two questions are primary to our truly living the way God wants us to live.
Let us not be like the unprofitable servant. He never deemed his Master fit for any such devotion that would inconvenience him whatsoever. He had things he was considering and they robbed him off the glory of his Lord. What a sad end! From a servant of the house to an outcast in outer darkness, where there was weeping and gnashing of teeth.
The others may have also seen or heard these things too, yet they shut their eyes and ears and heart to them; and chose instead to go ‘trade’ with what they had. And was the Master pleased? Yes, He was. In addition, He granted them access into His joys, blessings, benefits and glories.
You don’t want to miss out of the glories of God’s pleasure, I assure you. They far exceed the accolades of any man or organisation. They far exceed the awards or recognitions of this world. They are eternal and fulfilling. Can you imagine the joy of knowing that using your gift will not only put a smile on someone’s face but will ensure their eternity is secure in Jesus Christ because you presented Him to that person?
There is no excuse for unfruitfulness in our service to the Lord. Let the world be the world, you focus on making your Maker proud with His investment in you. Because, that’s what you are, God’s investment.