Luke: Be Wise
Main Idea: As followers of Christ await his coming, they seek to be wise and faithful stewards of what He has entrusted to them.
41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?
- Luke 12:40
Wise and faithful stewards
43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.
- Titus 3:4-8
Foolish and unfaithful stewards
45 But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful.
- 1 John 3:9-10
Willful & unaware neglect
47 And that servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. 48a But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating.
- 1 Peter 4:4-5
Am I living as a wise and faithful steward in light of what he has entrusted to me and in anticipation of his coming?
48b Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.
- Romans 14:9-12
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