We live in a world where we want the results, but are often unwilling to put in the work. I agree with The Afters when they sing about wanting to hear the words “well done” in the end. Jesus makes it clear in his parables the characteristics of those inheriting the kingdom of God.
Let’s make some discoveries and ACT on what we find.
On this episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Compare and contrast
- Read in context
- Make observations
- My guest appearance on Reverentia’s podcast RE – iTunes Episode Link
- Thinking Scripturally about the phrase, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”
- The parable where the phrase “well done” is found – Matthew 25:14-30
- Reading the Parable of the Talents in context – Matthew 24 and Matthew 25
- Discussing what is worth more than a talent of gold – Psalm 19:7-11
- Comparing and contrasting the servants in the Parable of the Talents – Matthew 25:14-30
- Comparing and contrasting in the other parables and examples in Matthew 25
- Considering what God is concerned about that will lead to his approval in the end
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This Week’s Challenge
Read the Parable of the Talents in context by reading Matthew 24 and 25. Make observations and compare and contrast because that is what Jesus is doing throughout this teaching. Make note of which “character” in each parable or story you want to be. Discern what actions or beliefs are displayed and what those behaviors lead to. Acknowledge the consequences of the “other” choice in each parable. And then don’t just wait to hear “well done” — act!