On today's Footsteps, TWR's Perry Beabout shares a lesson he once learned from a solar eclipse. As you listen to today's program, remember what Jesus said in "The Parable of the Ten Minas" found in Luke chapter 19: "Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, 'Engage in business until I come'" (v. 13, ESV). (For background, in Biblical times, a "mina" is equivalent to several month's wages.) So, what is Jesus saying to the listening crowd? First, read Luke 19:11-27. Then, consider this note from the Africa Bible Commentary:
"The parable says that God has given justified sinners the possibility of earning interest or bearing fruit. Each believer needs to recognize that they are now employed as part of the priesthood of all believers and are expected to serve the cause of God in Jesus Christ. Those who faithfully and diligently made the most of the opportunities given by God to serve God's cause will be richly rewarded. Those who have been faithful and diligent to a lesser degree will also be rewarded, but in a smaller measure. However, a justified sinner who has neglected to do any good works will be rebuked and disgraced." (1)
That's why Perry says with emotion, "We need to be about the Father's business!"
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1. Tokunboh Adeyemo, Ed., Africa Bible Commentary (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2006), 1242.