Matthew 25:3 (AMP) 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they did not take any [extra] oil with them;
Do you do anything extra in your Christian walk or just what is required of you? We have so many blessings in store for us that we do not even get to because we do only the bare minimum to show our Christianity. It’s not about showing up at Church or being in a group weekly it is about how you treat others. How do you treat people when there is nobody looking? How do you treat your spouse when you are upset? How do you react in traffic if someone cuts in front of you? Do you help an elderly person in need? What do you do beyond your daily habits?
We can go the extra mile to bless someone and that might mess up our daily calendar of events. As Christians we all want God to be proud of our actions but it seems we get into a rut of thinking of ourselves before we think of others. If someone wants to mess with my time, my nose tends to get out of joint some. I can be a selfish person when it comes to re-arranging my day to help someone. But, that is not the way to be faithful to what God asks us to do.
Matthew 25:23 (AMP) 23 His master said to him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys.