In Luke 19:11-27, we read the Parable of the Minas. This parable is about how we will be judged and rewarded by God.
- The first character is the man of noble birth – which represents Jesus.
- Then we have the 10 servants – which represents those who love Jesus.
- Finally, we have the subjects who hated him – which represents the unbelieving Jews and religious leaders.
Now each servant was given an equal amount of minas – not to increase their wealth but to test their heart. Did their heart reflect the heart of the king?
Two of the servants invested the mina wisely and they were commended as good servants and given more.
But one of the servants did…nothing. Absolutely nothing. He neglected his opportunity and put absolutely no effort into blessing the king with his mina and as a result – he lost it. It was given to the servant who had 10 minas.
And so I wonder…which servant are we most like?
All of us have been given an equal amount of time. We all have 24 hours in the day. How are we using our minutes and hours? Do we waste them? Maybe we websurf, shop, watch excessive amounts of television and movies, or spend our days dreaming of vacations and the next home rather than – dreaming of doing great things for God - using our time to evangelize, make disciples, reach out to the poor – the lost and the afflicted.
This parable teaches us that our faithfulness now has bearing both now and in eternity.
The useless servant did not care about the King’s agenda – he was caught up in his OWN agenda! But in the end, he was left.with.nothing.
So what should we do?
Get started doing something that reflects the heart of the King. Volunteer to hold babies in the nursery, step out of your comfort zone and join a church, risk reaching out to a needy neighbor. DO something that reflects the heart of your Savior!
Make an effort.
Take a risk.
What is God whispering to you right now? Is He tugging at your heart? Is there someone you need to talk to or something you need to step up to the plate and do for God? God is faithful to us – let’s do our part and be faithful to Him with all the time, talents and treasures He has given us.
Life is short – and if we don’t use what God has given us – he will give it to the ones who will reflect His heart for His glory.
Sometimes…sin is not doing anything at all.
Walk with the King,