We are told the story of a worker who owed his employer some money. When the boss demanded him to pay back what he owed, he was ‘broke’. The boss, knowing that truly that worker had no means to pay back what he owed, pardoned the debt completely.
It happened that this ‘pardoned worker’ had a fellow worker that owed him some money too, so he set out to recover the debt from him. The fellow worker begged to be given some time to pay back as he didn’t have the means to pay back what he owed him at that moment. What happened? Did he oblige him? No. This ‘pardoned worker’ took hold of this fellow worker and violently demanded to be paid back his money and ill-treated him.
When the boss heard about the attitude and behaviour of that man, he wasn’t happy. He had to go back on the mercy that he had shown him earlier and demand an instant full debt recovery, using force.
What an insight! God is our Boss by creation. We owe him worship and service but we are not giving them. Someone else owes us something else – maybe trust, love, allegiance, loyalty, etc., which they failed to give at one time or the other and we have refused to pardon them or let that offense go from our hearts. We are incurring the displeasure of God, which may push us through the wrong door in eternity.
But let’s begin with first things first. You owe God worship and service and allegiance. Are you giving them to Him? He is your Lord and Master by creation.
– your Boss. Have you recognised that? If you have, have you made Him your Lord and Master by redemption? Today is the day to make that transaction. There is a judgement day coming. During that judgement, your allegiance, and the object of your worship and service will be evaluated. And the result will determine where you will spend all of eternity.
But, mercy always triumphs over judgement. As that worker asked for mercy from his master, you can reach out for His mercy today. Escape the heat of the judgement ahead. Make God your Master and your Lord by redemption today.
“… if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10 KJV)