Bible: Luke 12:35-44
Call to Faithful Stewardship
12:35 “Get dressed for service 1 and keep your lamps burning; 2 12:36 be like people 3 waiting for their master to come back from the wedding celebration, 4 so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. 12:37 Blessed are those slaves 5 whom their master finds alert 6 when he returns! I tell you the truth, 7 he will dress himself to serve, 8 have them take their place at the table, 9 and will come 10 and wait on them! 11 12:38 Even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night 12 and finds them alert, 13 blessed are those slaves! 14 12:39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief 15 was coming, he would not have let 16 his house be broken into. 12:40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” 17
12:41 Then 18 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for everyone?” 19 12:42 The Lord replied, 20 “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, 21 whom the master puts in charge of his household servants, 22 to give them their allowance of food at the proper time? 12:43 Blessed is that slave 23 whom his master finds at work 24 when he returns. 12:44 I tell you the truth, 25 the master 26 will put him in charge of all his possessions.