Matthew 25:1-46 – Three Parables of Waiting in the Meantime

BIBLE TEXT

Matthew 25:1-46

SUMMARY

For a faithful disciple community, waiting in the meantime for the return of the Son of Man involves watchful preparedness, trustful obedience in the use of the master’s resources, and humble caring for the poor and needy of this world.

ANALYSIS

Matthew adds three unique parables illustrating what it looks like for a disciple community to live in the meantime of waiting for the return of the Son of Man. Together they are the final teaching of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel and thus the final summing up the kind of righteousness that is needed for this faithful disciple community to which he writes.

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