Monday, August 2, 2021

Matthew 25:21-23 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Matthew 25:21-23

His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!’”…”His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'”

 

You might be wondering if this is a typo or by accident, but it’s to prove a point. These two verses are found in the Parable of Talents. In the first verse, the man was given five bags of gold, and in the second, the man was given only two bags, yet they received the same response and acceptance from their Master!

 

What does this tell me? It tells me that it doesn’t matter how much we have but rather what we do with it and the heart behind it! The Lord doesn’t expect us to manifest things but rather be good stewards of the things He entrusts us with! If He has given you a church with ten people, then sow into, love deeply, and lead those ten people boldly!

 

Jesus is trying to prove a point here: that it isn’t about the amount of money but rather what you did with it when He gave it to you! Can He trust you with His wealth? Will He find you diligent, trustworthy, honest, and faithful? Or will you be the lazy scared guy who buries it?

 

Something else the Holy Spirit showed me in this parable, and I’m going to jump back before these verses to show you…

 

Matthew 25:14 - “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.

 

The man is God. We are the servants, and the wealth He entrusts us with is Christ and His Kingdom!!! Are we allowing Christ to produce through us more Christ-followers? Or do we bury our relationship with Christ in the dirt and try to keep it for ourselves? Will you hear “well done” or “who are you”?

 

God bless! I love you all, Glory, Honor, and Praise forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit!

 

 

 

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