Don’t Keep It Safe (Luke 19)

Then another came, saying, ‘Lord, here is your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief; for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man. You take what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ He said to him, ‘I will condemn you with your own words, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow? Why then did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’ And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten minas!’ ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

Jesus didn’t come to make us safe. When you come to him, you’re given a great treasure. It is not something to be hidden away, it is meant to be shared. If you don’t share the faith, then you probably don’t really have it. Those who genuinely have Jesus now, will receive so much more when he returns. So too, those who are not his will have everything taken from them on That Day. Everyone has the same offer, follow Jesus, you’ll be glad you did!

About John Harris

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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