2020-03-26 He Had It Coming.

“Blessed is the servant whom his master will find doing so when he comes.”
Luke 12:43

Minnesota has entered Phase II of its state-wide response to COVID-19. We’re screwing things down pretty tight. I don’t think we are fining people or checking for travel papers, but it’s close.

I’m still banging on my drum. God is doing a great and awesome thing. Can we compare it to this verse?

Habakkuk 1:5 “Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.”

I think it is. For those of you not familiar, Habakkuk was one of many prophets that warned Judah that the Chaldeans (led by Nebuchadnezzar) would invade and destroy their nation because of their sin.

Was COVID-19 prophesized in the bible? I don’t know. I’m no expert, but I can see that there are certainly similarities in today’s crisis and events which the prophets spoke of. Is today part of that? Maybe, maybe not. I don’t think God is obligated to prophesize everything. We have enough warning as it is.

What is God trying to do? He HAS silenced the entire globe. Why? To get our attention. For what purpose? Like he has done all through the bible – to warn us to repent, turn from our wicked ways, and return to him.

Fair enough. I think believers can see that.

He’s also using these times to wake up his church.

Luke 12:41-48 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful. And that servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.

You tell me. Does this apply to you? Today?

Father, wake up your church! Forgive us for sleeping! Amen.

Copyright © 2020 Scott Powers

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