The story before Matthew 24:43-51, the parable of the fig tree, turns our attention to identifying the outline of events prior to Jesus’ return. The emphasis is on identifying the abomination of desolation, the great tribulation, and the signs in the heavens leading to Jesus’ return. Though the seasons will be evident, man will continue on as if its life as usual. Noah’s time is used as an example to show how people will not recognize what is right in front of them until it is too late. “Two men will...
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...virgins went into the wedding feast, and the faithful servant entered into the joy of the master. The connections continue with depicting the fate of the false servants. The parable of the fig tree says that one will be left. The five foolish virgins were left outside of the wedding feast and not acknowledged by the Lord. The worthless slave was stripped and thrown into the outer darkness.
The writer does an excellent job driving home the key elements surrounding the returning King. We clearly understand that no man knows when Jesus will return, but we can identify the closing of the season. The faithful are to be on watch while tending to the kingdom. The false servants will run about life as if they have more time. The returning King will give an account of the true and false servants. There will be a reward for the faithful and punishment for the unfaithful.
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