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Valena Hoy

Today’s Reading – Matthew 25

We encounter three major parables in the 25th chapter of Matthew that are focused on the coming of the Son of Man for final judgment.

The first parable, the Parable of the Ten Virgins, speaks of readiness for his return. 

The second, the Parable of the Bags of Gold, tells of our responsibility during the in-between time.  You have been entrusted with gifts, how will you use them on the Master’s behalf?  What will he receive when he returns from you? Are you using the gifts that he gave you for his benefit?

The third parable, the Sheep and the Goats, explains the criteria of the final judgment when the Son of Man returns. 

It’s a nice outline, really…

1 – Be ready, stay ready

2 – Live responsibly with the talents you have been given

3 – Be careful how you treat his family.  Who’s his family??  The hungry…the thirsty…the stranger…those without clothing…the sick…the imprisoned…


Questions for reflection:

How will you stay ready for his return?

Are you living responsibly with the gifts and talents entrusted to you?

How do you treat Jesus’ family?

OK, put your Bible down and live this week like it was the last!

By Valena Hoy

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