Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for everyone?” And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and prudent manager whom his master will put in charge of his slaves, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. But if that slave says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and if he begins to beat the other slaves, men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and put him with the unfaithful. That slave who knew what his master wanted, but did not prepare himself or do what was wanted, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know and did what deserved a beating will receive a light beating. From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded. (Luke 12:41-48, NRSV)
The person who thinks, “well the master is delayed, so I can do what I want…”
Is the person who thinks more highly of themselves than they ought.
You see, when the master comes back, and finds the servant not doing what they should, the master will not be happy. And the master will handle the issue.
Which brings us to Jesus, our master. How will He handle servants not doing what they ought? That is yet to be seen, but to everyone who has been given, much will be required.
Are we living our lives in such a way that Jesus is shining through us, and we are living for His imminent return?
If Jesus walked through the door now, would He find you working for the kingdom, or slacking off?