Do you love the master enough to be found faithful with what you are given, or do you feel the master is being to hard so you complain and offer excuses for your unfaithfulness with what you are given?
- we must seek to understand the nature and purpose of Gods favor if we are going to put it to work successfully.
- God, who is perfectly faithful, is looking for faithfulness in those who say they love him.
- “And a servant who knows what the master wants, but isn’t prepared and doesn’t carry out those instructions, will be severely punished. But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required. (Luke 12:47, 48 NLT)
- To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away. Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ (Matthew 25:29, 30 NLT)
- “‘Take the thousand and give it to the one who risked the most. And get rid of this “play-it-safe” who won’t go out on a limb. Throw him out into utter darkness.’ (Matthew 25:28-30 MSG)