FOCAL TEXT: Matthew 25 vs 26
►►“But his lord answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn’t sow, and gather where I didn’t scatter.”~|WEB|
FRUITFUL greetings Cherished one. YESTERDAY, we learnt from Jesus’ Parable of the Talent that God commends, praises and rewards diligent and faithful servants or stewards and abhors a wasted life. According to the Parable, the servant who received one talent lived opposite of the two servants. *On the day of accountability, instead of productivity and profit, he gave excuses and tried to explain his failure attitude.* When the master inquired of him, he said _Lord, I KNEW you that you are a HARD MAN, reaping where you didn’t sow, and gathering where you didn’t scatter ” (Mat 25:24)._ Look at the first words from his mouth. He calls his master a hard man. A hard man means one who is stern, harsh, rough and tough.
*So the first cause of his failure was his preconceived mindset about his master. He had a wrong perception about his master.* Because, the lord portrayed a benevolent attitude by given him his talent (money). And even knowing that the master was a hard man should have caused him to be fruitful, instead, he was afraid. His wrong mindset of the master put fear in him to ignore investing or trading with what he had been given. Because of his attitude, he was called names such as wicked and lazy servant. *His excuses did not change the master’s judgement of him.*
Beloved, many people have a wrong mindset about Papa God which later affects their fruitfulness. But remember, there is no reason or excuse which will be so tangible to the Lord on the day of accountability. *You can’t tell God that you weren’t able to lead a holy life because of a “strong” lust.* You can’t tell the Lord that you lived a poor life because of the economy or poor governance. No! Papa God will not accept any excuse for failure or lack of productivity. This is because He has already given us all that pertains to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). *Yes, all it takes for us to live holy, productive, prosper and excel has been given to us. Beloved, refuse to be called wicked and lazy steward for you are empowered for only productivity despite prevailing circumstances.* The rich grace of our Lord Jesus Christ abounds towards you always. Amen!
_Blessed be Your Name Glorious Father for the wisdom in Your Word. I am directed, guided and instructed for profit and warned against unfruitfulness and wastage. I refuse to entertain laziness, wicked and wrong mindset for God’s word renews my mind day by day into glorious success. Hallelujah! I am empowered for productivity in Jesus Blessed Name!_
_Pray and thank Papa God that His ability in you is causing you to be fruitful in all endeavours of your life._
_*You are not safe until you are saved. Believe in Jesus Christ Now, if you haven’t.*_
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 4:28
*Enjoy A Blessed Tuesday*
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