The Parable In The NIV Bible

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Matthew 24:45-51 describes the story with a servant whose master is away. The parable has two outcome; if the servant is faithful and do what he was assigned for then it is good; however, if the servant choose to disobey and “beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards” then he will be punished severely (NIV Bible, Matthew 24:49). Jesus was giving a warning for Christian underneath the actions of the servant.
In the story, the master is Jesus himself, the Son of Man, but in this moment, he has not return as the savior yet. The servant who follow the orders represent the believers, who put their faith in the coming of the Savior, to repent their sins and receive salvation. The servant who repel, on the other hand, represent the non-believer. The central message of the passage is about a reminder for the believer. The Messiah is coming, that is
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The flood, as the judgment of God, came unannounced and unexpectedly. The return of Christ is the same, as “the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him” (NIV Bible, Matthew 24:44). Hence, all must be alert and keep watch, since no one know when it will happens. In this parables, once again the image of the coming of the Savior was hidden beneath the story of the thief coming unnoticed. It serve as a reminder for the believer to keep being faithful, as the return is drawing near. Additionally, the “Parable of the Ten Virgins” tells the story of five wise virgin who has took the oil with the lamp and five foolish one who did not (NIV Bible, Matthew 25:1-13). The oil in this parables may represent the Holy Spirit, as the wise one has place their faith in God, and God has filled them with the Holy Spirit, while the foolish ones refuse to recognize him. Since the burden of a person cannot be shared by others, the five virgin without the oil did not get the oil by the time the bridegroom arrive, which symbolize the

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