Re:Verse passage – Luke 19:11-27 (day five)

“So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’”  If this parable is about the Kingdom of God (I believe it is), then what is Jesus teaching?  Timing (Kingdom of God is both now and in the future), Stewardship (we are accountable for stewarding what The Lord has entrusted to us). Maybe there’s another truth that we can discover. Equality in God’s generosity. I am also studying Ephesians. In chapter one, Paul makes a wonderful declaration, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”  Every believer has the same amount of blessing from God. There are not more given to others. Everyone is given an equal amount- every. Same in this parable, equal amounts given to the ten. Think about what we all have been given as believers: same Gospel, same Holy Spirit, same Scripture, etc. Entrusted to us.

“And we need never feel less blessed or more blessed than another believer.”- Richard Coekin

It’s time to “put these precious gifts to work” until Jesus returns.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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