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The Watchful Servants

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His lord shall make ruler over his household, t give them their portion of meat in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant, wom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. O a truth I say unto you, tat he will make him ruler over all that he hath. Bt and if that servant say in his heart, M lord delayeth his coming; ad shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, ad to eat and drink, ad to be drunken; Te lord of that servant will come a day when he looketh not for him, ad at an hour when he is not aware, ad will cut him in sunder, ad will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.

Ad that servant, wich knew his lords will, ad prepared not himself, nither did according to his will, sall be beaten with many stripes. Bt he that knew not, ad did commit things worthy of stripes, sall be beaten with few stripes. Fr unto whomsoever much is given, o him shall be much required: ad to whom men committed much, o him they will ask the more (Luke 12:41-48).

Wat good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yt forfeit his soul? O what can a man give in exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, te Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Fathers glory with holy angels (Mark 8:36-38 ). Te parable was addressed to the faithful and the wise manager and it extolled servants who work to prepare for the coming of his master.

Tis servant in this verse refers to the believers. I explicated that those who are unquestionably sowing faith to the Lord are those are most secured of the blessings of God. Te passage of the Parable of Watchful Servants is not affected in context. Tis all correlate with each other as Luke 12 was deliberating about the caution against hypocrisy. The disciples of Jesus Christ are perceived to be preparing constantly upon the Christ’s second coming. Te date maybe unknown and that event could happen anytime, bt the watchful servant always acts, bhaves, wrks, ad exemplifies the Christian values to please the Lord.

A the Lord is perceived to come like a thief of a night, tose servants who remained watchful in waiting can promptly open the door for the Master. Te Lord will serve them with the meal He prepared and these servants will be surely blessed. O the other hand, te lesson derived from this verse is similar to the teaching in Mathew 25: 113 relates about the Parable of The Five Foolish...

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