Who Qualifies?

Who Qualifies?

07 May 2010

Today’s Reading: 2 Samuel 13-14; Matthew 24


45 “Who here qualifies for the job of overseeing the kitchen? A person the Master can depend on to feed the workers on time each day. 46 Someone the Master can drop in on unannounced and always find him doing his job. A God-blessed man or woman, I tell you. 47 It won’t be long before the Master will put this person in charge of the whole operation.” (Matthew 24:45-47 MSG)

As Passover drew near, Jesus’ messages became even more somber and serious. His attention focused on what was about to happen to him and what his followers would face later. He talked about coming hardships and about the need to stay steady under pressure and faithful to the end.

Jesus made it clear that the Father was looking for servants who didn’t just serve when the boss was looking over their shoulder, or look for opportunities to work the system for their own benefit.

“Staying with it—that’s what God requires. Stay with it to the end. You won’t be sorry, and you’ll be saved.” (Matthew 24:13 MSG)

Our stewardship is long-term and largely unsupervised. We don’t know what’s going to happen next or when the boss will check up on us. Simply steady, simply faithful.

9 So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. 10 Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith. (Galatians 6:9-10 MSG)


Father, I know that every moment I spend trying to make an impression on others is wasted time and everything I do for my own benefit is wasted effort. I don’t want to waste time or effort. I purpose to be steady and faithful. Help me to do better. Thanks for the opportunity to serve you and your people. Amen.

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