The Master Will Come by Kirk Hunt
But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
In this parable, Jesus is talking to leaders and others with authority. “The Master will come” is not just a warning to followers but especially to those who are supposed to know better. Verses 47-48 are clear that Judgment will fall on everyone, but leaders harder than followers.
Accountability comes for us all. Real justice is merciless and undiscriminating. True justice makes no exceptions and accepts no excuses. True and just servants know that.
Too often, leaders will make excuses: “You do not understand.” “The job is hard.” “I have to make sacrifices.”
No one wants to hear excuses: “Explain yourself clearly and completely.” “Find an easier job.” “Find a less demanding job.” Much of the time, excuses are an attempt to avoid accountability or responsibility.
Not everyone is capable of being a leader or having authority. And for that reason, accountability and responsibility are that much more important. The Master will come and judge us all, but the leaders first.
Think: Judgment will come. Are you ready?
Pray: “Lord, help me to be ready for Your judgment at all times.”
Copyright © June 2020, Kirk Hunt
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