Four types of Christ’s Servants

When Jesus was explaining the times of His coming, He gave us examples for four types of His servants. In this post, we will explore evil servant, foolish servant, lazy servant and the good servant.

Parable of Punishments

Christ explained to us in His parable that different sins deserve different punishments. It is very important that we must never be a licentiousness to take for granted the grace of God, or careless to fully obey and follow Him, or ignorant of the will of God. We must always be like the faithful and wise steward, who not only prepared himself but also did the will of God.

Parable of Serving God

Jesus is teaching us that the wicked is more shrewd than the righteous. He is using the parable of the unjust steward as an example to show us how we must not be unfaithful on other’s wealth but to use our wealth and be friends with God who can invite us into His eternal home and serve Him rather than riches. Here Jesus is teaching us how to be faithful in little things which He calls as serving God.

Parable of Faithfulness

The least Christ expects from us is not least obedience. On the contrary, complete obedience and faithfulness on the little things He instructed. If we aren’t faithful on the little instructions He gave before He left to Heaven, how can Christ expect us to be faithful on the many things He promised to give us when He returns?

Parable of Loving God

If can say you love God and yet not ready to submit to God and also submit all your valuable treasures at the feet of Jesus, you do not love God. Among all who came, sinful woman who was ready to submit her valuables and herself at Jesus feet was saved and returned home with her sins forgiven.

Parable of Returning Sinner

Heavenly Father is willing to forgive any sinner. However, the sinner must not be far away from the Father and expect the Father to come and rescue him while He is still sinning. It is the responsibility of the sinner who is in darkness to forsake his sins and come back to the Father so that he may live.

Parable of Christian Growth

Christ will neither push you inside the narrow gate that leads to life nor drag you on the difficult path so that you can have life. It is your responsibility to not only enter the narrow gate but also walk in the difficult path that leads to life just as the earth yields crops by itself to produce ripe grains ready for harvest.

Parable of Seeking Gentiles

Just as the woman lit the lamp to shine the places of dark, sweep the house carefully to find the lost coin, the Lord God gave Jesus Christ as a light to the world to shine on those who sit in darkness and bring out the prisoners from the prison.

Parable of Seeking Israel

The leaders of Israel had led the children of Israel astray and got lost. Christ is the good shepherd who came to seek the lost sheep of Israel. There will be more joy in heaven if one sinner of Israel repents to whom Christ was sent.

Parable of Reciprocative Love

The good Samaritan story of Jesus Christ teaches us to love the enemies who showed mercy towards us as our own self and they are our neighbors. We are also called to show mercy and compassion even to those who treat us as enemies. What He did not say is, to affectionately love God’s enemies as your ownself.