29th Week, Ordinary Time: Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Daily Word Of God

Luke 12:39-44, 48b

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You may be quite sure of this, that if the householder had known at what time the burglar would come, he would not have let anyone break through the wall of his house. You too must stand ready, because the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.’

Peter said, ‘Lord, do you mean this parable for us, or for everyone?’

The Lord replied, ‘Who, then, is the wise and trustworthy steward whom the master will place over his household to give them at the proper time their allowance of food? Blessed that servant if his master’s arrival finds him doing exactly that. I tell you truly, he will put him in charge of everything that he owns.

‘When someone is given a great deal, a great deal will be demanded of that person; when someone is entrusted with a great deal, of that person even more will be expected.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus says that there will be a special blessing awaiting the servants who are ready and watching for their master’s return. In 2 Timothy 4:8, it speaks about the “crown of righteousness” which the Lord will give to all who are faithful to Him.


  • Thus, we should be ready to meet Jesus when He appears to us at any time in the Second Coming. We do not want to be taken by surprise.


  • Is there anything in your life that you would rather not be doing if the Lord should suddenly “come” before you today?