Saturday, October 17, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 17 October 2020


Well Done


For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 

(Matthew 25:14-30)


Today’s Morsel: I have heard many people say that all they want to hear the Lord say in the end is, “Well Done thy good and faithful servant.”  But I often ask myself if those that say that are faithful servants and doing everything that they do to the best of their abilities.  I pray that they are, and I pray that they have used the talents that God has given them for His kingdom wisely.  The apostle Paul told the church at Colossi, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.(Colossians 3:23-24) We must never just do things to please men, even though that is good, but God, as He is the rewarder of our faithfulness to Him. “Well done” will only be for those servants who were faithful.


Sing:  If when you give the best of your service, telling the world that the Savior has come, be not dismayed when men do not believe you; He’ll understand and say, “Well done.”

O’ when I come to the end of my journey, weary of life, and the battle is fought and the victory is won, carrying the staff and the Cross of redemption, He’ll understand and say “Well done.’


Thought For Today: “Well done” will only be for the servants who were faithful

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