From Handbook to Scripture, Day 215
READING: MATTHEW 25
The Olivet Discourse continues with two parables that illustrate the judgment of Israel and the need to be on the alert in view of the certain coming of the King. Those like the foolish virgins who only professed to be ready to meet the bridegroom will not enter the kingdom, and those like the slave who buried the talent that was given him will be excluded from the joy of their master.
When the King comes and sits upon the glorious throne of David, all the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will judge the people of the earth. The sheep are those who receive the gospel and serve Jesus by serving His people, and the goats are those who reject the gospel of the kingdom.
Prayer: Lord, may I serve You by serving the people You love. By Your grace, may I hear Your words, “Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.”
Meditation passage: verses 13, 21, 31, 40