It tells us about a good servant who is ready and an evil servant who is not ready. Then keep ready by walking in His will every day. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. Christian faith is always faith on tiptoe, looking to that day, and because of that day, living in accord with such anticipation. Suddenly the teacher returns. Note: Begin reading the passage at 5:16 and read through 6:5 in order to get the context in mind. counter += 'alt="The Christian Counter">'; The third failed to do so, and he gained nothing. So let's take a look at 1) lessons to be learned from the good servant, and 2) lessons to be learned from the evil servant. When the master returns, he requests his money that he has given his servants. The first servant, who loved his master more than himself, worked hard. Thus, the servant was ready to give an account of what he had done when the master appeared. google_color_text = "000000"; google_color_link = "0000CC"; Parable of the Talents – Meaning The master gave a considerable amount of money to each servant, in keeping with the servant’s abilities. Two of the servants used the money wisely and gained a profit for their boss. Likewise, the servant given two talents makes two more. Now, it seems to me that A-1 and B-1 belong together in the sense that both of them focus on the second advent and on being watchful and ready for that second advent. google_ad_format = "468x15_0ads_al_s"; 14 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. Further, we should be impatient for the End to come, weary of evil and longing for the time when evil will be set aside and righteousness is established. One servant placed the command of his master to His heart and obeyed while the other servant only heard the words of His master and went on his own way. Steven is standing on the teacher's desk making faces. The king in the story is Jesus. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. The third man was so afraid of losing his ruler’s money, he hid it away. Luke 16:1 identifies that Jesus is speaking to His disciples, but there is a suggestion that His audience is mixed—disciples and Pharisees. 2. The master upon his return was so happy with these two servants that he commended and rewarded them by entrusting more to them. Jesus is coming back! One day a disagreement arose between them as to who was the greatest in the eyes of their master. Just in case they didn’t fully understand (which they did), Jesus gives a much clearer picture of what He means. The wise follower remains steadfast, doing his duty, even in the master’s absence. I'm trusting you to work on your assignments while I'm gone.” Fifteen minutes pass, then 20, then 40. google_ad_client = "pub-5328055894962635"; But what makes this so bad is not just that he is evil in his treatment of others – as we have already seen – but also that he will get what is coming to him, as we will see next. The Parable of the Two Servants There once was a man who had two indentured servants. //-->. Jesus is coming back! I don't expect to be away long. Parable of the Two Builders. One day a disagreement arose between them as to who was the greatest in the eyes of their master. So they went to the master of the house and asked him, "My lord, which of us is greater?" 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. We are not all created with equal skills, abilities and opportunities.