God judges righteously

Last updated on December 2, 2023

“‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” (Matthew 25:20-21)

God will judge each person according to his actions. He does so in a just way. Not everyone has the same abilities. Some people have been given certain talents, and God wants them to use those. Others have many material resources that they can use to help the needy. Yet another may be chronically ill and therefore unable to do many “good works”. God knows this. After all, He Himself gives each person responsibilities “according to his ability”. The Lord therefore judges us not only by the final outcome of our lives, but by our attitude and effort.

In the parable Jesus tells on this subject, the master praises two of his servants as “good and faithful servants”. Their achievements are different, but they have both done their best. And that is rewarded! Their attitude is contrasted with another servant, who is wicked and lazy and clearly shows that he has no respect for his master. His disappointing results are not due to adversity or inability; he just didn’t feel like putting in any effort for his master. Some commit themselves to God’s Kingdom without seeing results. Others “reap” much. The Lord sees it all. He will reward each one fairly.

Are you dedicating yourself to the Lord?

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