45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. 47 Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.
Jesus gave an analogy of a trusted slave to make the point of faithful stewardship in service (24:45-47). He also gave the picture of an unfaithful slave careless about the Lord’s coming (24:48-51). These are two attitudes towards the return of the Lord.
“Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season?
Jesus raised the question of faithfulness in service. Slaves had the responsibility to faithfully distribute food to an estate.
Blessed is that servant (slave) whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.
“So doing” has to do with watchfulness and preparedness when the Lord returns (vv. 43-44).
Assuredly [important statement], I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.
God rewards faithfulness. Faithful believers in the Tribulation will have greater responsibility in the Millennium.
Faithfulness in a small sphere of ministry will lead to a larger sphere of influence.
God gives each believer a stewardship on earth in time to serve Him. The reward for faithful service is grander service. God will give us greater dominion in eternity for service in time.
Believers are compelled to serve the Lord faithfully because of God’s grace. God gave us spiritual gifts, talents, personality, and a place and time to serve Him. True service counts on God’s promises. Faithful believers say “Maranatha”—“the Lord is at hand.”
1 Co 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.