The Servant’s Failure

Dr. Joe Ellis wrote the following short essay about the lazy servant of Matthew 25:

“He was not a scoundrel or a thief. He didn’t steal the money. He didn’t misappropriate it. He didn’t waste it. He didn’t risk it. He didn’t lose it. He preserved it intact…According to Jesus’ standard, to fail we don’t have to run amuck and do something dreadful. We don’t have to deny the faith. We don’t have to adopt some doctrinal heresy. We don’t have to run off with somebody else’s wife. We don’t have to rob a bank. To fail as the Master’s servant we don’t have to do any of these things. To fail, all we have to do is nothing!”

Since failure should not be an option for us, let us make sure that we are doing something for the Master!


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