By Pastor Richard Avenes
“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
How is your faith? How is your service to the Lord? How are you as a servant to Him?
There is a story about students in a classroom who are taking an exam. The professor specifically told them not to cheat so the students tried to study for their exam. During the course of the test, their professor left the room. In fear of failure, the students, one by one, stood up and did their own thing, copying from one another so that they can pass the test. They even had a look-out and were hoping that the professor would not come back soon or would not come back at all. But come to think of it, the professor will return, at a time when they did not expect Him to.
The professor is going to return. Whether you like it or not. At a time when you least expect him. And he will know what you were doing. What you have been up to. What is in your heart. Just like God. You can fool me. You can fool everybody around you. But you cannot fool Him. God knows what is happening to you and what you are doing. You cannot hide anything from Him. That is why He is encouraging you to be a faithful servant. Be faithful even when no one can see.
Faithfulness is doing what is right when no one is looking and when everyone is compromising.