devotional post # 2035
Luk 19:15 And when he returned after receiving the kingdom, he summoned these slaves to whom he had given the money. He wanted to know how much they had earned by trading.
Luk 19:16 So the first one came before him and said, ‘Sir, your mina has made ten minas more.’
Luk 19:17 And the king said to him, ‘Well done, good slave! Because you have been faithful in a very small matter, you will have authority over ten cities.’
Luk 19:18 Then the second one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has made five minas.’
Luk 19:19 So the king said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’
One of the principles highlighted by this story is the fact that Christ’s grace to his disciples is fair. The king in his story distributes his ten minas to ten slaves – one mina each. I did not catch that on the first reading because – frankly, I have problems believing it. Some servants in Christ’s kingdom seem to me to catch all the breaks. But, if we look more closely, we would probably see some glaring liabilities in those who seem to have inordinate blessings.
Christ has given us all we need for life and godliness and ministry. Our task is to accept his grace and invest it in the lives of others. It is only fair.
LORD, thank you for your grace.