But suppose that servant says in his heart, 'My master will be a long time in coming,' and he begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk.
Cross ReferencesDeuteronomy 12:12
And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God--you, your sons and daughters, and your menservants and maidservants, and the Levite within your gates, since he has no portion or inheritance among you.
Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him, and at an hour of which he is unaware. Then He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
But watch yourselves, or your hearts will be weighed down by dissipation, drunkenness, and the worries of life--and that day will spring upon you suddenly like a snare.
and said, "Everyone serves the fine wine first, and then the cheap wine after the guests are drunk. But you have saved the fine wine until now!"
Even on My servants, both men and women, I will pour out My Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.
Chapter Outline1. Jesus preaches to his apostles to avoid hypocrisy
13. and warns against covetousness, by the parable of the man who set up greater barns.
22. We must not worry about earthly things,
31. but seek the kingdom of God;
33. give alms;
35. be ready at a knock to open to our Lord whensoever he comes.
41. Jesus' disciples are to see to their charges,
49. and look for persecution.
54. The people must take this time of grace;
57. because it is a fearful thing to die without reconciliation.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ezekiel 12:22, 27, 28
2 Peter 2:3, 4
Ezekiel 34:3, 4
2 Corinthians 11:20
3 John 1:9, 10
Revelation 13:7-10, 15-17
Revelation 17:5, 6
Philippians 3:18, 19
2 Peter 2:13, 19
Jude 1:12, 13
Revelation 18:7, 8
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