Sin, Faith, Duty — Watch Yourselves

Jesus set the standard extremely high in verses 1-4 and the disciples respond: “Increase our faith.” Wow! The disciples are listening to Jesus describe what will happen to those who cause people to stumble and they get it–they will be held accountable. There will be a time when leaders will have to answer for their decisions. “So watch yourselves,” Jesus said.

If you have even a small amount of faith, you can do amazing things. But we are called to be humble and to do all things giving God the glory:

So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, “We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.”

God will do amazing things through our hands, our voices, our lives. Be truly humble when He does!

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One Reply to “Sin, Faith, Duty — Watch Yourselves”

  1. Pastor Mark Gasque included this passage in his sermon yesterday. The key insight that he brought to light, one that I completely missed, is found in verse 10. I read that as a call to humility, to always give God the glory. While that is true, the verse is still troubling because the servant doesn’t seem to be given fair treatment.

    In our world of “everyone is equal” we are compelled to miss the point that there is nothing we can do to earn salvation. We want to give the servant a break…after all, he worked hard in the field (doing his job).  No amount of work in the fields will result in greater or lessor Grace being poured into our lives.

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