Serving Up Proper Food in Due Season

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“Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. — Matthew 24:45-47

Men, the end will come, like a thief in the night, but in the meanwhile… “who then is a faithful and wise servant?” Jesus says that He will make servants “rulers” over His household, to “give people food in due season”. “Blessed is that servant whom his Master, when He comes, will find so doing.”

Jesus is “the Word”, who called Himself “the bread of Life”, who gives “living water”. The servants of God serve people the Word, the message, the Way the Truth and the Life. As a High School lunch lady comes early, prepares the appliances and ingredients, taking responsibility for the needs of all who come in hungry, the faithful servants will be found at the end diligently, prayerfully seeking the Truths, Wisdoms, Counsels and Revelations of the Lord our God in the Law, the prophets, history, and the narrative provided to us by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus says that His servants will be given authority in His household to administer to the needy out of the abundance of His own household. Ephesians tells us “we have been given every Spiritual blessing under heaven for good works”. It has been “given” to us.

We already possess the tools, wisdoms, truths and knowledge for all good works as a faithful servant, but we fail to access that “food” from His household. We fail to wield the provisions appointed for use by His servants in the storehouses of heaven, God’s household to meet the needs of those surrounding us. Jesus says the faithful will provide appropriately in “due season”. Not all the hungry are ready for a 4 course banquet. In Christ’s household is milk for the young and meat for the mature. His sufficiency is all inclusive.

Move forward men, blessed when He returns as He finds us diligently working to provide the sustenance of His Word in accordance to the appetites of the hungry who need the bread of Life to strengthen and sustain them. Feed His sheep, all who love the “Son of Man”, the Lord our God.

Vance Durrance

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