The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!Matthew 25:21
Good and Faithful Servant
Most people want to be told that they have done a good job when they have accomplished something. It is no different with Christians. Many Christians want to be told that they have done a good job when it comes to their faith. They want to hear, “well done, my good and faithful servant.” This is a goal or something to look forward to in heaven. This does not necessarily mean we need to be discouraged when we mess up and focus on a works-based faith. Instead, we should always live as though we want to bring joy to our Father just as a child wants to please a parent.
When we live for the Father, we will experience the joy He gives here on earth. He will be full of praise and we will be called faithful. Live as though you are living to please your Father in heaven.
A Prayer to Remember
I want to please you and you alone. May I bring you joy in the way I live. I want to be a good and faithful servant. Thank you for being my Father. Amen.