Posts Tagged ‘The faithful servant’

Luke 12:35-48 The Servant’s Reward

The words I long to hear from His lips

The words I long to hear from His lips

Jesus may be speaking with a crowd today but He is primarily addressing His disciples. His message focuses on being ready and doing what you know to be doing during the wait. He uses parables again to get His point across, but even Peter asks for clarification of whom the message was for. By the end, was there still doubt about His intended audience was? We can see Jesus’ interpretation, but did Peter?

Most of the parables Jesus shares today are familiar to us and we have seen them before. We looked at the “faithful and wise manager” in Matthew 24:36-51. Jesus’ statement about the Master and the thief was also in our reading just mentioned. We have also looked at the parable of the wise and foolish virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. It followed right on the heels of the one about the faithful manager. Jesus’ parable about the bridegroom’s servants is similar in form to the one featuring the virgins. I think we covered these well in our previous studies so I want to focus on the differences today instead. Read more »