“And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.” Luke 19 v17
Jesus taught in parables (examples of life) and during this particular time he was teaching to those who thought the kingdom of God should immediately appear, so he used the example of a “nobleman.” There was a lot of discontent with the nobleman and people hated him and some refused to serve him.
This particular servant had taken a pound and gained ten pounds with it by trading. Jesus taught that this mans work would be rewarded because he had been faithful over the “very little” he was given and caused it to grow he would be given authority over ten cities.
For some time now, I have tried to focus on three major area’s of life, physical, financial, and spiritual. The challenges of built in cultural influences make the task difficult at times to say the least. I work not only for survival but also to pay debts that we have accumulated by our own decisions. We are always looking for healthier ways and choices but also allow outside influence to set us back at times. Spiritual is the greatest blessing of our lives, we work and study, and understand that failure is not an option. Christ Jesus and his mercy lives in us and surrounds us every day, but we also know we are required to make an effort with what we have been given. He will multiply those efforts.
May the Lord bless you all this day. 12/13/2017
13 days until Christmas.