The Bible passage for meditation, prayer, and reflection for the week of June 8-14, 2014, is Luke 12:41-48.Jesus is speaking in parables, encouraging those who follow Him to always be prepared.In the following parable, the household is God's household.We, Christians, are the servants.
Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful. And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. (Luke 12:41-48, ESV)
Servants who know more and have greater knowledge are given greater responsibilities.The same is true of us.As Christians, the more knowledge we have of God's Word, the greater our responsibilities.Is that not the same in life as well?The more you know, the more that is expected of you.Why should knowledge of God's Word be any different?Of course, that does not mean we should willful stay ignorant!We should strive to continue to learn and increase our knowledge so that we may better serve our Lord and Savior.As you meditate on, pray over, and reflect upon this week's reading, ask yourself if you are living up to your knowledge?What steps can you take to increase your knowledge?