Who is faithful servant?

Foremost, service is bestowed for the Almighty Lord; God, Who is the creator of all. Primarily who served Him by praising “Holy Holy Holy” were Angles in the heavens. Then followed the first man kind Adam, where he lived in praising and prayer in heaven.

After his defying the Lord’s command though, Adam has lived in misery and chaos tortured and lured by the devil’s scam. Onwards, enemy Satan has been tempting humans into his trap, dragging us out of the true and righteous path for failure. (Genesis 1:8, Book of Aximaros the sixth day)

This is certainly tragic and sorrowful to acknowledge, but our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has told Saint Apostles “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Even if our enemy brings tribulations, misery and anguish upon human race in failing us, if we are to endure all the suffering and pass all the tribulations in good service, we will enter in God’s Kingdom. (John 16:33)

A good service is what we serve by our personhood, goodness, sincerity, humility, knowledge and energy in prayer, fasting, alms giving, deeds of benevolence and love. Humans in addition to praising the Lord, needs to live daily in trepidation of God to serve Him. A human with trepidation of God, afar from harm and sin and become good person. He/she will also have a social life filled with sincerity and humility; Does not also desists from doing righteous for others. Moreover, with the spiritual and carnal knowledge as well as the energy, serve the Lord. This is known as a faithful and generous servant. Let us mention one story in scripted in the Holy Bible, in Matthew’s gospel (25:14-30)

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money.

After a long time, the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them. “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

“Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’

“But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.

‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer.”

The opulent man is the resemblance of our Lord. The ardor are various grace we are endowed from God. The faithful servant who served in faithfulness are all the righteous, saints and holy people who lived on earth in service of the Lord by the ardor they are given with diligence. The lazy and wicked servant represents those sinners who did not profit by the ardor given to them.

The Lord approaching in control of them is the truth about the Lord’s second coming for judgment in giving each of us the value of work. The Lord telling each servant to “Enter into the joy of your Lord” is the affirmation of righteous entrance to the Kingdom of Heaven. The order of punishment on the wicked and lazy servant to be “cast the unprofitable servant into the outer” is the indication of sinners to be thrown to hell.

Dear Brethren, we then shall ask ourselves if we are like the faithful servants. We ought to understand the vitality of faithfulness and generosity in good service. Being faithful is the submission to God, obedience and living by His law without any qualm but with absolute faith which safeguards us from being falsifiers, thieves, adultery and heresies. It also enables us to serve with our skill, talents and bequest. He has taught us to praise Him with our words, sing in harp and mesenko for Him, prostrate by our knees and love Him with all our heart.

He has shown us to generously, in goodness and kindness share our possession to others. If we have one bread, to give the half to others; share our cloth or shoe if we have extra; to feed and water the hunger and thirsted from our buffet; sympathize those in tribulation and misery as well as to take care the sick people. Then brethren, as a good children of God, we shall become faithful and generous servant!

May God’s mercy and benevolence be with us, Amen!