Listen to today’s devo!

“It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.” (Matt. 24:46)

Expanded Passage: Matthew 24:45-47

When the doors are locked, the window blinds drawn shut, and no one else is home, are you still the same person? Do you make the same choices alone as when others are there? Naturally, as humans we are drawn to conformity, which can dictate the decisions we make, both good and bad. However, a lot can be said about the person who chooses to do good in secrecy.

The Scripture verses for today show an example of a good servant, one who continued to do what was right even when he could have “gotten away with” slacking off on his duties. His reward was the trust of his master. We can also see this in Luke 16:10. Jesus said, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much."

I love watching documentaries. Occasionally, my desire to tune into one of these shows conflicts with my desire to honor God with my time. While it may be easier to continue watching, I know that turning it off and spending time alone with God has never left me feeling disappointed. Consider when you have been a good servant to God—when it was just you and him—and times that you’ve held back from doing so.

Choose to honor God in solitude.

Shannon Fraser is a Kingswood University (NB) graduate who enjoys wedding photography and being involved in her local church. She resides with her husband in Canada.

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