Matthew 24:45 (Jesus said) “Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves their allowance of food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. 47 Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked slave says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ 49 and he begins to beat his fellow slaves, and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know. 51 He will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Not exactly the warm and fuzzy Jesus is it? Even if it’s more hyperbole, Jesus has made his point. There are real, eternal consequences to what we do on earth. V.51 in particular is pretty scary. Lord give us grace to be the wise servant, caring for all you have entrusted to us. Amen.