8.18 Parable of the Faithful, Wise Servants

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Jul 20 8.18 Peter asked, “Lord, is this parable for us or for all?”

Jesus answered, “Who is the faithful, wise steward the master will appoint over his house to supply food at the proper time? Happy is that servant who is so doing when his master returns!1 He will be appointed over all his masters property. But if the servant thinks, My master delays his coming, and begins to beat co-servants, eat and get drunk; his master will come unexpectedly, cut him to pieces and assign his lot with unbelievers. That servant, who knows his masters will and doesnt prepare or do it, will be severely beaten. But that servant, who doesnt know and who does things deserving beating, will be punished lightly. Much more is expected from anyone given and entrusted with much.