The Right Servant, The Wrong Heart
“But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth 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 looketh not 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.” Luke 12:45-46
A hard truth, but true. In these times, there will be believers not looking for the Lord’s coming and who will be drawn away by the pleasures of this world. They will lay down their love for God, love for people, and advancing His kingdom. Things they once deemed important will take a back seat, the love of God being squeezed out and their conscience seared. This person says with their heart, “My Lord is delaying His coming.” In other words, “He hasn’t come back yet, so I can do whatever I feel like doing. I’ll have time to get back on track later.” A clear distinction is being made between those who are looking for Him and those who are only looking for a quick blessing.
When you have a right heart, you’re not in it for what you can get, but in it for what you can give. You devote your life, your time and your energy to God and for His service. When you have a right heart, you don’t give up when you make a mistake, you keep going because you know God loves you. Work out your own salvation with a deep reverence, joy and gladness. These words were directly from Jesus Himself—that the believer will have a part with the unbeliever eternally if they decide to turn away from Him. Don’t take His words lightly; the risk is too high. Be a faithful and wise servant. We have a God to serve and a God to glorify. He is our portion and He has a portion appointed for us in the life to come! Keep looking for His coming!
Prayer: Father, I come to You praying for You to purify my heart. Help me avoid allowing anything in my heart that will turn it away from You and Your purpose for my life. Keep me focused on You. You are my God and I serve You alone. Be glorified in me and use me to be a blessing. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.