Neither the Faithless Nor The Fruitless Will Inherit Eternal Life

“And he summoned ten of his slaves, gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business with these until I come back.’ But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to be king over us!’…..Why then didn’t you put my money in the bank, so that when I returned I could have collected it with interest?’…… ‘I tell you that everyone who has will be given more, but from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be their King, bring them here and slaughter them in front of me!’”” Luke 19:13-14, 23, 26-27 NET


God will reward neither faithlessness nor fruitlessness on our Day of Judgement. When some were looking to God in Jesus to establish His eternal kingdom upon earth, He told them this parable to help them prepare for their Day of Judgement and understand God’s ways. The King sees everyone as His subjects, but only His slaves recognize Him as King. These were expected to build His kingdom while He was away. Two did and were rewarded; the third did not and was condemned. The Bible refers to God’s people both as children and as slaves. We are adopted, but we are also expected to work as Jesus did, proving our familial resemblance by living as Jesus lived. Other people reject God in Jesus altogether. They remain enemies of God, for they reject His terms of peace. Peace with God is offered through Jesus the Savior and no other way. Those who refuse Him as their true King will be condemned forever and banished for eternity from the presence of God. The way is narrow, difficult is the path that leads to life, and few are those upon it. We are either good servants working for God’s increase on earth or lazy servants doing nothing for the kingdom of God or rejecting the Lordship of Jesus over our lives. Two-thirds of people will not enjoy their day of reckoning when all of us will meet Jesus face to face.

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