“And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle” (Matthew 20:6)?Text — Matthew 20:1-7
The eleventh hour workers have only one working hour left. They wasted precious working hours on the excuse of “no man hath hired us.” Such people often remain on the waiting list till the whole man hours are spent in idleness.
God expects all His children to be engaged in profitable labour every moment of the day. Loitering, unprofitable visitation, excessive video games and gaming machines, idle chatting on social media or “talk of the lips” are preoccupations of idlers. Holidays and weekends are to be well planned with profitable activities well spelt out. Whatever will not add value to a believer’s life should be avoided at all cost. “Occupy till I come” is the Lord’s command. Christian youths are to be resourceful, enterprising and be able to think of what needs to be done to make every moment of life count. You have an urgent duty to get your soul saved if you are living in sin, before it’s too late. Repent and believe the gospel. Those who wait to be saved at the eleventh hour may die at 10.59th. Delay is dangerous.
Be engaged in profitable labour
An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.
Prayer for today
Lord, help me to fill my life with profitable activities, in Jesus’ name.