"The master was full of praise. 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'" — Matthew 25:21
The context of this verse from Matthew 25 rests in the three parables that Jesus used to teach His disciples about the Kingdom of Heaven and the final judgment that will separate believers from unbelievers when He returns.
Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit. – Ephesians 6:17-18
While teaching recently on the command the apostle Paul gave to the church at Ephesus, “Be filled with the Spirit,” I pointed out that not only is it a command that appeals to our will but it was given in the present tense or continuous action in the original language. Literally...