SATURDAY, JANUARY 29
Scripture: Matthew 24:45-51
Matthew presents a parable about an unfaithful servant. This servant was in fact disobedient. He took advantage of the other servants. He took what was rightfully theirs. Verse 15:51 is fairly strong. It says, “The master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and an hour that he is not aware of and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” When Jesus sent the disciples out two by two, they knew the God of double-death and double-life. Where is that revelation today? It is part of the restoration to the church. I have had a little experience with God’s dealings in this realm. When you find a very good friend in ministry who steals from you and others in order to get what he wants, you grieve over his condition and confront him. He acknowledges his failure but if he never turns and continues in the same grievious pattern and then true repentance is absent. One day you wake up to find out that your friend is gone and what Matthew spoke is much more than a parable. When scripture becomes a verb, you put a name alongside a chapter and a verse. How many chapters and verses does God want our names associated with? We are the verb. We are God’s action! We are the same verb in our generation as Peter and Paul were in theirs. Developing our character to match the king’s is the key!