“For [the kingdom of heaven] is like a man going on a journey, who summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them … each according to his ability.” — Matt 25:14-15 NET
Do you not know that if you present yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey.
It is one and the same Spirit, distributing as he decides to each person, who produces all these things. To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the benefit of all.—Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God.—Now what is sought in stewards is that one be found faithful.—“From everyone who has been given much, much will be required, and from the one who has been entrusted with much, even more will be asked.”
And who is adequate for these things?—I am able to do all things through the one who strengthens me.
Rom 6:16, 1 Cor 12:11, 1 Cor 12:7, 1 Pet 4:10, 1 Cor 4:2, Luke 12:48, 2 Cor 2:16, Phil 4:13
Contribute to the needs of the saints. — Rom 12:13 NET
Then David asked, “Is anyone still left from the family of Saul, so that I may extend kindness to him for the sake of Jonathan?”
“Then the king will say to those on his right, ’Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ … And the king will answer them, ’I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me.’”—“And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple, I tell you the truth, he will never lose his reward.”
And do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.—For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name, in having served and continuing to serve the saints.
2 Sam 9:1, Matt 25:34-36, Matt 25:40, Matt 10:42, Heb 13:16, Heb 6:10
Daily Light on the Daily Path - March 26
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.