Service Produces Joy

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Daily God Walk for Monday, February 4, 2013

His lord said unto him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” – Mathew 25:21

Jesus was telling a parable of a lord who had trusted certain of his wealth to three of his servants. Each of the servants had been proven to be trustworthy and faithful, but each had different abilities. He gave one a small amount, another more and to the other much more.
The servant who had received a small amount had little faith in his ability to do well with his master’s money. Afraid that he would lose it in the marketplace he decided to just hold on to it until his master returned.
The other two servants, feeling empowered by the trust their lord had shown them, went to the marketplace to buy and sell. they were prudent in their service and when the master returned they had doubled the money.
When the master returned to check on his investment he was met with mixed results. The one servant who had received little had done nothing with what he had been given. The lord was very upset with him and he fired the servant on the spot, sending him away with nothing.
The other two was a different story. They had both been faithful to use what their master had given them and their service paid off. Because they had proved themselves to be prudent and wise servants, the lord gave them much greater responsibility and much greater reward. He gave them his joy.
Prayer: Lord, help me to have the confidence in myself that you have in me. Grant me the grace to use the gifts and abilities you have given me for the work of your kingdom that I might have the joy of the Lord. Amen.

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2 Responses to “Service Produces Joy”

  1. 1 Shelly February 4, 2013 at 5:00 am

    May we all serve Him faithfully and experience His joy through our His love for us!

    • 2 Paul Smith February 4, 2013 at 11:34 am

      Good comment. I visited your blog and it looks like good stuff. I clicked to follow your posts… It is good to know there are others writing the good word.

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