Imagine going away for an extended period of time and entrusting three of your friends with $10,000 each month. You ask your friends to give $1000 to your wife so she’ll be provided for, and then keep the other $9000 as a gift. One year later you return from your voyage and ask your wife how things went. She tells you that the first friend faithfully gave her the $1000, and that the second friend gave her $3000 each month, which was really cool, but that the last friend only gave $800 the first month, $350 the next month, and then nothing for any of the months after that.
How would you feel if someone short-changed your wife while you were away? With your own money, no less?
This is how God must feel. This is the reality we will be forced to reckon with at the final judgment, “Why didn’t you look after those things I entrusted to you?”
If we are to be found faithful, we must be good stewards of everything God has entrusted to us.
We must be the stewards and healers God has called us to be.
The master said, “Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!”