Skip to content

Penalty is proportioned to privilege.

BibleGateway: Luke 12:42-48

ESV Text: Luke 12:42-48

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 5:11 and ends at about 6:24

Right click here to save the file for off-line use.

42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. 45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 535:
Rejoice, my Heart, be Glad and Sing

— Organ Audio

Right click here to save the file for off-line use.

1. Rejoice, my heart, be glad and sing, 
A cheerful trust maintain; 
For God, the Source of everything, 
Thy Portion shall remain. 

2. He is thy Treasure, He thy Joy, 
Thy Life and Light and Lord, 
Thy Counselor when doubts annoy, 
Thy Shield and great Reward. 

3. Why spend the day in blank despair, 
In restless thought the night? 
On thy Creator cast thy care; 
He makes thy burdens light. 

4. Did not His love and truth and power 
Watch o’er thy childhood day? 
Has He not oft in threatening hour 
Turned dreaded ills away? 

5. He ever will with patience chide, 
His rod falls gently down, 
And all thy sins He casts aside 
And in the sea doth drown. 

6. When silent woe thy bosom rends, 
His pity sees thy grief, 
Supplies what to His glory tends 
And to thine own relief. 

7. He knows how oft a Christian weeps 
And why his tears now fall; 
And in the His mercy keeps 
These things are noted all. 

8. His wisdom never plans in vain, 
Ne’er falters or mistakes; 
All that His counsels did ordain 
A happy ending makes. 

9. Upon thy lips, then, lay thy hand 
And trust His guiding love; 
Then like a rock thy peace shall stand 
Here and in heaven above.