For those who think that the Lord is severe

Matthew Bible Background

02.08.2019 – New Testament: Matt 25.24–27

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 25.1–30 on February 8, In the year of our Lord Christ 2019

By Don Ruhl

Some people say that they do not believe in God because the God they see in the Bible is harsh. Therefore, not only do they remain in unbelief, but they never use what God gave them for them to develop for His glory. The one talent man in the Parable of the Talents was the same way. However, listen to the confrontation that Jesus will have with that man at the Day of Judgment:

“Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’ But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest” (Matthew 25.24–27).

Even if you think the Lord is too harsh what does your neglect do for the saving of your soul? You will still be lost. If you truly believe that He is too hard on people, that is a reason to get with it and do what He commands!

Questions:

  • Are you prepared to meet the Lord in the Judgment?
  • Do you argue with the Lord?

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