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Luke 12: 41 - 48

41 Then Peter said to Him, “Lord, do You speak this parable only to us, or to all people?”

42 And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has. 45 But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.

Jesus lays out this wonderful parable of a master who leaves his servant in charge of the estate while he is away. The moral of the story is that the servant must always be ready because he doesn’t know when his master will come back.  Jesus also implies that the servant should be patient, remaining focused and prepared even if the master is delayed. The servant must do the master’s will at all times no matter how long he takes.

I love the last part… “For everyone to whom much is given , from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed of him they will ask the more.”   How much has God given you?