Luke 12 35-48 Watchful Slaves This passage is about slaves and they should be ready for when their master comes home from wherever they are. They are to be there to open the door as soon as he returns. If they are alert when he comes home they can eat and he will go and serve them but if they are not alert then they get punished. He tries and tests them so they know and are alert if someone is breaking into his house because they must be ready for the son of man that is coming at an unexpected hour. He wants to see which of his slaves he can trust so he knows who he can give their allowance too and to pay them and they can eat and wants a slave that will be there when he arrives at home and that can be at any hour of the day or night.
The slave might think his master is delayed in coming he will begin to beat the other slaves men and women and to eat and drink and get drunk the master of that slave will come on a day where he does not expect him and at that hour he does not know and will cut him to pieces and put them with the unfaithful. For those whom much has been entrusted even more will be demanded. Reflection/Interpretation: This relates to my life, the world and me by trying to find out if you can trust someone even if you have to go to high dept to find out if that person is trusting you or betraying you. People will do things just to prove themselves if that person is truth worthy or not.
You can really believe in someone but when you start hearing things about them you begin to have second thoughts and wonder if you can trust them or not.
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