Saturday, August 7, 2010


  1. This passage has two senses. In its narrower sense it refers to the second coming of Jesus Christ; in its wider sense it refers to the time when God’s summons, enters a person’s life, a call to prepare to meet our God.

  1. We would like God to find us with our work completed. In our day to day life we have so many things undone and things half-done; thins put off and things not even attempted. Great men and women have always the sense of a task that must be finished. No one should ever lightly leave undone a task that ought to have been finished, before night falls.

  1. In the second section of this passage Jesus draws a picture of the wise and the unwise steward. In the Middle East the steward had almost unlimited power. He was himself a slave, yet he had control of all the other slaves. A trusted steward ran his master’s house for him and administered his estate.

  1. The unwise steward said, I will do what I like while my master is away; he forgot that the day of reckoning must come. We divide life in to two compartments. There is a part in which we remember that God is present; and there is a part in which we never think of him at all. For Christians there is no part of life when the master is away. We always work and live in front our great Master’ eye.

  1. There is nothing so fatal as to feel that we have plenty of time. Jesus said, “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work” (Jn 9: 4) One of the most dangerous days of our life is when we discover the word ‘tomorrow’

All of us familiar with the saying’ failing to plan is planning to fail’. We need to have a concrete plan for our life and that can be realized only when we have plan for everyday. Our life is too short and we do not have must time to waste. The Lord may call us at any time. Procrastination can lead us no where. When we keep postponing even a minute task would appear tiresome and huge. We should go to bed every night saying to the Lord, “It is accomplished”


William Barclays’ Commentary

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