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Will You Be Faithful With What God’s Given You?



Jesus has just gone to Zacchaeus’ house, do you remember him? He was the one who climbed the tree, because he was short, and Jesus called him down and said “today i will be at your house (find reference)”.
Evangelical Commentary on the Bible C. The Last Leg of the Journey (17:11–19:27)

Half of what he owns he will give to the poor, and he will make fourfold restitution to those who have been cheated (v. 8).

In Luke the context of the parable was the expectation that the consummation of the kingdom was imminent (v. 11). Luke has already taught that the kingdom is present in Jesus’ ministry (11:20), but even though Jesus inaugurated the kingdom he has not completed it.
Zacchaeus reformed his life the day he met Jesus.
Schreiner, T. R. (1995). Luke. In Evangelical Commentary on the Bible (Vol. 3, p. 831). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.
Christ uses the Parable of the Ten Minas to teach about the coming kingdom of God on earth.

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Point 1: The Masters’ Task

each of the ten servants is given one mina, which probably equalled about three months’ wages.
Each servant is expected to make a profit in the master’s absence.
Schreiner, T. R. (1995). Luke. In Evangelical Commentary on the Bible (Vol. 3, p. 832). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.
The nobleman in the parable is Jesus, who left this world but who will return as King some day.
When the Master returns, we all will be called to give an account of our business.

Point 2: The Master Returns

Point 2: The Master Returns

Seven of the ten servants fall out of the picture, and the master reckons with only three. The first two invested the money responsibly and were rewarded lavishly by the master (vv. 15–19).
He did not invest his money, and accuses the master of being cruel and exploitative. Perhaps he feared that if he made a profit the master would take it, and if he lost the money the master would demand repayment

Point 3: Will you be faithful?

The point of the parable is not that God is harsh and cruel, but that he will judge those who waste the resources that he has given to them.
When he gains the kingship, he executes those who resisted his rule (v. 27). This clearly refers to the Jews who have rejected Jesus as their king. Their rejection of Jesus will ultimately lead to judgment. This theme is appropriate in Luke’s Gospel because the final rejection of Jesus is on the horizon
After this passage, Jesus finally arrives in Jerusalem (vv. 28-48). Everything that he has done in his life has reached this moment, of being in Jerusalem.
finally arrives enters Jerusalem (vv. 28-48)
Holman Bible Handbook Messianic Authority (18:31–19:44)

The parable of the pounds shows the need for faithfulness and the reality that the disciple, as well as the nation of Israel, is accountable to the king (19:11–27).

Jesus would soon tell of the judgement that would come on Israel if they were unfaithful (19.41-44). Which was fullfilled in AD 70, when Jerusalem was destroyed by Rome.
The Lord has given us a valuable commission, and we must be faithful to serve Him until He returns. Upon His return, Jesus will ascertain the faithfulness of His own people (see ). There is work to be done (), and we must use what God has given us for His glory.
Do you want God to say, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
Or would you prefer to be lazy in your life, so that you can get that instant gratification, but risking the loss of God being pleased with you?
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