26 September 2023: PURPOSE, RESPONSIBILITY, AND PRODUCTIVITY (2) – Matthew 25:28


Matthew 25:28 says, “Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

God always frowns at irresponsibility and unproductivity.

Even in your Kingdom service, this principle of the Master must be imbibed. God cannot bring first-timers to your church and you do not follow them up.

A man of God, went to preach for a pastor, and twelve families gave their lives to Christ. Days after the meeting, he called the pastor to ask about the converts and their follow-up. The pastor said he felt they would come back again if they got anything. The man of God told the pastor that he would never preach for him again. That is a dangerous mindset to have when dealing with the precious souls that Jesus bought with His blood. You cannot handle souls with that kind of negligence. Jesus talked about a shepherd who lost one of his sheep and left the others to look for that missing sheep. As a pastor, God will ask you to give an account of the number of souls He put in your custody. Jesus as a shepherd said, “…those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition…” (Joh. 17:12). 

Jesus hates a pastor who wastes first-timers. He hates a salary earner who wastes his salary or a business person who wastes his profit. Jesus teaches you to profit, not to lose. He said to gather all the fragments so that nothing be wasted (Joh. 6:12).

PRAYER: I receive grace to be faithful with my Kingdom assignment and life in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Isaiah 48:12-50:11; Ephesians 4:17-32; Psalm 69:1-18; Proverbs 24:5-6

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