Are We Responsible?

In asking the question: are we responsible? I’m thinking of those who have had a true conversion. I’m thinking of genuine disciples. Can we be trusted to responsibly take care of His household here on earth in our day? Jesus, in Mark 13:32-37, tells of a householder who went on an extended trip. Before he left, he gave specific instructions to his trusted servants and left them in charge of his household. This is how Jesus put it: “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.  And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.” How does that apply today to each one of us who has been truly born again? First, we must be being discipled; we must learn to lead disciplined lives. Second, we must care for His household: His people, His concerns, His plans, His instructions, etc. In other words, we are to occupy until He returns. (See Luke 19:13). Jesus, in His humanity, didn’t know exactly when He would return. Therefore, it is up to us to have everything in order and prepared for His return. We need to keep in the forefront of our minds and hearts that it could be very soon, even today. What a joy for us, if at His return, He is pleased with how we handled our responsibilities and for what rewards He has for those who have proved faithful. “When Jesus comes to reward His servants, whether it be noon or night, faithful to Him will He find us watching, with our lamps all trimmed and bright? Have we been true to the trust He left us? Do we seek to do our best? If in our hearts there is naught condemns us, we shall have a glorious rest. Have we been true to the trust He left us? Do we seek to do our best? If in our hearts there is naught condemns us, we shall have a glorious rest. Oh, can we say we are ready, brother? Ready for the soul’s bright home? Say, will He find you and me still watching, waiting, waiting when the Lord shall come?” (Excepted from, ” Will Jesus Find Us Watching?”-By Fanny Crosby). Selah! In this day of undisciplined living, are we proving to be responsible? Let’s be trustworthy in His sight!   Ron

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