Occupy Till I Come

Luke 19:13 King James Version (KJV)

“And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.”

The parable of the ten pounds, found in Luke 19:13, is a powerful reminder for followers of Christ to use their abilities and resources wisely while waiting for His return. In this parable, a nobleman gives each of his ten servants a sum of money and commands them to “occupy” or use it until he comes back.

Just like the servants in the parable, we have also been given resources by God – whether it be time, talents, finances, or opportunities. We are called to utilize these blessings and invest them in ways that bring glory to God and further His kingdom on earth. We are not meant to simply sit back and wait for Christ’s return, but rather actively work towards His will in our lives.

This parable also serves as a reminder of the importance of stewardship – being responsible with what has been entrusted to us by God. It is easy to become complacent or careless with our resources, but this parable reminds us that we will one day have to give an account for how we used what was given to us.

Furthermore, the word “occupy” in this context can also mean “to do business”. This highlights the need for believers to be actively involved in their communities and in the world, using their resources to make a positive impact. Whether it be through acts of service, generous giving, or sharing the gospel with others, we are called to be actively engaged in God’s work.

Lastly, this parable also reminds us that Christ will one day return and we must always be ready for His coming. Just as the nobleman in the parable returned unexpectedly, so too will Christ come back when we least expect it. Let us not waste our time on earth but rather use every opportunity we have to further God’s kingdom until He comes again.

In conclusion, the parable of the ten pounds teaches us the importance of stewardship, being actively engaged in God’s work, and being prepared for Christ’s return. Let us remember this powerful lesson and strive to be faithful servants, using our resources wisely until He comes again. So let us continue to be faithful and diligent in our service to Him, knowing that one day we will hear those words from Him: “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:23) We must always occupy till He comes.

Therefore, may we never grow weary or complacent in doing what is good and pleasing to God while we wait for His return. And may we always remember the parable of the ten pounds and strive to be faithful servants, using our resources for His glory. So let us continue to occupy until He comes, eagerly awaiting His return and diligently working towards furthering His kingdom here on earth. Amen. Let us use this time wisely and make a positive impact in the world as we wait for our Saviour’s return.