It’s a Test for the Church
I Don’t Know You – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:14-20
Key Verse: Matthew 25:12
“But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.’
Yesterday’s devotional explained the two parables that Jesus told so we could understand the kingdom of God. We know that because Jesus started both stories with: “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like…” If we are serious about being kingdom people, we must study these stories carefully.
The second story, starting at Matthew 25:14 reminds us that God has given all of us gifts and blessings from His gracious hand. But he is watching to see what we do with what we have! As Jesus’ story explains, everyone is given different amounts of blessings. Some have a lot; some have little, but everyone is responsible to manage carefully whatever amount we are given!
Take a moment and think about what you are doing with the blessings God has given you. Are you using it all in a very selfish way? If God has blessed you with good health, are you giving your energies, at least in part, to help those who are not given good health? If you are blessed with a wonderful family, are you welcoming a person who has no family into your family fellowships once in a while? If you are blessed with some extra money, are you trying to help those who have no extra? Remember, God is watching!
Father, I want to be judged as a good manager of my blessings. Please grant me wisdom and show me the path of the kingdom of heaven. In Jesus’ name, amen.