I snapped this picture last night and couldn’t help but wonder what the sky will look like when Jesus returns. I wonder, like many of you, if that will be soon.
Jesus knows we think about that.
On His way to die on the Cross, Jesus understands the disciples thought the Kingdom of God would appear immediately, so He tells the Parable of the Ten Minas. (Luke 19:11-27)
In the parable, a nobleman went into a far country to receive his kingdom. He calls ten servants and gives them each one Mina and instructs them to do business until he comes.
There are also citizens of the land who defiantly say, “We will not have this man to reign over us” (Luke 19:14)
Jesus, then describes the servants as good and faithful, who are about His business investing what they’ve been given for the kingdom.(19:17)
But He describes the servant who hid what he had been given as, “wicked”.(19:22)
And He describes the citizens of the land, who refused to have Him reign over them, as his ENEMIES who will be slain. (19:27)
And with that, we need to soberly ask ourselves, where do we fit in this parable?
Are we about our Father’s business, using what has been entrusted to us to advance His Kingdom?
OR..Have we received the Mina, the gospel, and then just hidden it away, keeping quiet, being politically correct, because we know we live in a world that does not want God to rule over them and calls the ways of God foolish?
OR…Are we, in fact, enemies of God, going our own way, doing our own thing, ruling our own “kingdoms” and refusing to have God reign over us?
As the world waits on the return of the Lord, which may be sooner now, rather than later , we all fall into one of these three categories.
One day the King will return.
How will He find you?
May we one day hear, “Well done, good servant” (Luke 19:17).
What a Savior! May our lives bring glory to Him!