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What is Jesus saying when he says, "Who, then, is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season?"?



      

Matthew 24:45

ESV - 45 Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Immediately prior to the verse cited in the question, Jesus had been emphasizing to His disciples the importance of always being ready (from a spiritual standpoint) for His future return at the close of the present age.

When Jesus then said (in Matthew 24:45), "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?", He was introducing the answer to that same question that He Himself immediately provided in Matthew 24:46-51.

The servants whom He will reward when He returns will be those who acted as faithful stewards of the resources that He had entrusted to them for the purpose of loving, helping, and serving others. They will be given even greater resources or blessings. 

By contrast, those who neglected those responsibilities -- as shown by the way in which they treated others cruelly, or engaged only in self-indulgence (represented by the activities of eating and drinking, which are done purely for the gratification of the person doing them, with no concern or benefit for others) -- will be eternally condemned and punished.

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