"But the man became king. When he came home, he said, 'Call those servants that have my money. I want to know how much more money they earned with it.' The first servant came and said, 'Sir, I earned ten bags of money with the one bag you gave me!' The king said to the servant, 'Fine! You are a good servant. I see that I can trust you with small things. So now I will let you rule over ten of my cities!' The second servant said, 'Sir, with your one bag of money I earned five bags!' The king said to this servant, 'You can rule over five cities!'"
— Luke 19:15-19 NLT
Such sweet words are these to hear! Another translation puts it, "Well done, my good servant!" (TNIV) God longs to give us his blessing and praise. He showed us this at his Son's baptism, "You are my beloved Son, and I am fully pleased with you." God does not forget our works done to honor him and he always notices the effort made in our stewardship. So know that even if no one else notices your efforts to honor God, you can be assured that he notices them and is blessed.
Father, may all I do bring you joy, honor, and praise. Thank you for reassuring me that my efforts to honor you are not in vain. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Related Scripture Readings
- Luke 3:21-22
- Hebrews 6:10
- Matthew 6:1-4
About This Devotional
What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.
What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.