Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. But if that evil servant says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at 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.1
Not watching, house broken into by the thief, taken in judgment.
Master delayed, stops watching, parties with the culture, cut in two and lumped with hypocrites, weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Unprepared, shut out from the wedding feast, "I do not know you."
Unprofitable servant cast into outer darkness, weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Jesus doesn't expect them to be listening to his teaching or reading the scriptures.
He will vomit out of His mouth (Rev. 3:16).
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness. . .? (2 Peter 3:10-11)
Embracing anti-Christ beliefs from the God-rejecting culture: a consistent pattern of bending what the bible teaches to fit the culture.
And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another (Mat. 24:10).
All who use their gifts in the service of the body of Christ. Especially the shepherds who are to "feed My sheep."
|1.||NKJV, Mat. 24:45-51|
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