Faithful and Unfaithful Servants

The Faithful Servant 

Luke 12:35-44 

Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; Be like men who wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord finds watching when he shall come: Truly, he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 

And know this, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Therefore be ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you do not think.

Peter: Lord, speak this parable to us, or even to all? 

The Lord: Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing. Of a truth, he will make him ruler over all that he has. (Restated in Matthew 24:45-47)

The Unfaithful Servant 

Luke 12:45-47 

But and if that servant says in his heart, My lord delays his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he does not look for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. (Restated in Matthew 24:48-51. Matthew says, “appoint him his portion with the hypocrites,” and adds “there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”)

And that servant, who knew his lord’s will, and did not prepared himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 

But he who did not know, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. 

For to whomever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

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