Parable of the Faithful Servant
45 “Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. 47 Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My master is not coming for a long time,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards; 50 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know, 51 and will cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
To be a loving servant of the Lord Jesus, one must be a loving servant to others. Jesus is not visible on the earth, but when me and you say we are Christian, the way we live is how people see Jesus in us. The Parable of the faithful servant of Jesus teaches us what is expected of servants. Now when it comes to most loyalty of God in the Bible I can only think of one, Joseph the son of Jacob and Rachel.
Genesis 30:22 Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb. 23 So she conceived and bore a son and said, “God has taken away my reproach.” 24 She named him Joseph, saying, “May the Lord give me another son.”
Joseph was Jacob’s favorite son and that made him hated by his brother, they betrayed him and sold him into slavery and told his father he was dead. As a slave of Egypt Joseph remained a faithful servant of God and can keep the commandments of God. Even as a slave, Joseph’s master Potiphar,could see that his labor was very successful, so he made Joseph his personal servant. The word of God says Joseph was a very handsome man, and Potiphar’s try to seduce him. Joseph wanted to honor His God and also his master Potiphar and he refused to give into the woman’s adulterous desires.
Genesis 39:9 There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil and sin against God?”
Now I don’t know what Potiphar’s wife looks like, but I can imagine a man of power like him did have somewhat of a trophy wife. A beautiful woman doesn’t like to be refused, as if she doesn’t feel attractive anymore, so if she couldn’t get what she wanted, she would make Joseph suffer. She had faked a story that he took advantage of her and was placed in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Even in jail Joseph remained a good servant of God and the chief jailer, he put Joseph in charge of duties while he served his time for a crime he never did.
Genesis 39:22 The chief jailer committed to Joseph’s charge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was responsible for it. 23 The chief jailer did not supervise anything under Joseph’s charge because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made to prosper.
As servants of the Lord God, can we be a good servant to others even in uncomfortable situations. Joseph could very well say, what the hell, I am a slave in Egypt, my family betrayed me, I have no love life, I really don’t have my own home, and I am a long way from home. Joseph did end up all of the things, God bless him everywhere he went as a slave of Egypt to a man who was highly honored by the Pharaoh and role of major authority with even the king of Egypt asking for Joseph’s permission first. God bless you all, the Lord Jesus loves you and so do I. Samuel H
Genesis 41:42 Then Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put the gold necklace around his neck. 43 He had him ride in his second chariot; and they proclaimed before him, “Bow the knee!” And he set him over all the land of Egypt. 44 Moreover, Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Though I am Pharaoh, yet without your permission no one shall raise his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”