SUNDAY, APRIL 22
Scripture: Luke 19:20-21
Luke 19:20-21 says, “Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief. For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’” Here we have one individual that does nothing. He does not use his gift to make a difference. He doesn’t take action. He does not pray termination on anyone. He does nothing. He was passive with his authority and said, O God bless everyone. That ‘bless everyone’ approach does not pay off. Do we realize that consistently and without fail, blessing everyone at all times hinders God’s Kingdom by enabling evil! Jesus assessed the passive servant as wicked. Jesus said to him, “You wicked servant.” Is it possible that we could be so nice that we are nicer than God? Are we so steeped in unsanctified mercy that our failure to take action or pray collapse on those who bring destruction may earn an eternal rebuke? If that is the case we have 90% of the church in wickedness because they don’t know how to pray somebody into judgment even though Luke 18:1-8 clearly expresses it! Is it possible when we pray blessings on those who are steeped in evil, God looks on us as participating in their evil? We only have a small percentage of the Body of Christ that is looking circumspectly and recognizing that unsanctified mercy is not helpful! Saints, it is time we launch out of our comfort zone and into the prayers of the mighty!