Daily Chapel

Daily Chapel – November 16 2020

Date: 11-16-2020

Scripture Lesson:Matthew 25:14-30

Preacher: Prof. Wendland

Description: Monday, November 16th Reading Matthew 25:14-30 Although he will be leaving them soon, Jesus reassures his disciples that the work of his kingdom will not stop in this world. He will provide his servants with everything they need in order to continue that work. While it is true that work of God’s kingdom will get done with our without us, we need to remember that God calls upon us to serve him faithfully. Life in a fallen world presents many temptations, one of which is clearly depicted in Jesus’ parable: complacency or laziness. Not only do we see this in the third servant who justifies his laziness by saying, “I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed,” but we also see it in ourselves. The danger here is not that we would try hard enough or be productive enough. It is that somehow, we lose sight of who our God is and our own identity and not serve at all. So, as his faithful servants, let us never forget who HE is! Let us never forget who we are through HIM —his faithful people! As you wait for his return, serve him. He has entrusted to you a life of relationships and opportunities and resources. Spend your life for him and his kingdom. When he returns, he will say to you, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Speaker Prof. Wendland Hymns CW 751 – “O God, Your Hand the Heavens Made” CW 749 – “God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending” Prayer/Day Lord God Almighty, so rule and govern our hearts and minds by your Holy Spirit that we may always look forward to the end of this present evil age and to the day of your righteous judgment. Keep us steadfast in true and living faith and present us at last holy and blameless before you; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Order Standard Musician Erik Lund