PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 19:11-27
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.” (Luke 19:26)
This parable is meant to explain why the kingdom does not appear at once (v.11).
Jesus is the man of noble birth, going away to be appointed king.
The disciples are the ten servants asked to put his money to work.
The point in this parable is not the literal details in it.
Jesus uses a true story (Herod Archelaus goes to Rome in 4 BC) to make his point.
Archelaus was a hard man; the Jews hated him, and he killed many of them.
In stark contrast, Jesus is a good king and he isn’t cruel to people.
His kingdom is about multiplying people, not just money.
He sends his servants to bless people, not to get riches and power.
Why would we resist a king like this, why wouldn’t we work for him?
Until Jesus comes back our job is to bless people with his blessings.
Sharing love, joy, peace, etc. with others, this is Jesus’s currency.
I am a servant of the king of grace, I am blessed to multiply his blessing!
Today is another day for sharing grace until the king of grace returns!
Lord, thank you that you are not a hard man, but a gracious man. And thank you for another day for sharing your grace with others, so that it may be multiplied.