Matthew Week 4: Day 4

Pray and read

Ask God to give you a soft heart, that as you read his word you will understand it, and respond to it with repentance and faith. Read Matthew 24:45-51

Explore

The parable in Matthew 25:14-30 comes in the context of Jesus’ teaching immediately preceding it.

What does Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 24 tell us about what it looks like to be a faithful servant? How might this help us understand the parables which follow?

Think back over the past few weeks. Who has Jesus rebuked for their service? Skim read Matthew 23. What was wrong with the way they served God?

Apply

How are you serving the Lord and his people? Are you serving faithfully? If so, how will you persevere in it? If not, what might you do differently?

Pray

Thank God for the privilege of being his servant.

Ask him to grow you in your faithfulness as you serve him and his people.

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