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Published On: Sat, Dec 15th, 2012

Blessed servants

Blessed servants

Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he comes shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to eat, and will come forth and serve them.   Luke 12: 37

Blessed are those servants whom the Lord

The Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions read, “their Lord”, the master of them, or the Lord Jesus Christ

When he cometh shall find watching

For Him, and not asleep. The Ethiopic version reads, “so doing, and watching”; girding up their loins, trimming their lamps, and waiting for their Lord’s coming: such servants are happy, they will appear to be in the favour of their master, who will take notice of them and show some marks of respect to them; as Christ will to all his good and faithful servants, whenever He comes, whether at death, or at judgment; and who will be happy then, being found so doing, and found in him

Verily I say unto you that he shall gird himself

Not that Christ shall really do this, or appear in the form of a servant; but that he shall readily, cheerfully, and at once introduce his servants into his joy, and make them partakers of all the glories of the other world

Make them to sit down to eat, and will come forth and serve them

And make them to sit down to meat; at his table in his kingdom; (Matthew 8:11). and will come forth and serve them; with food, yea, will feed them himself, and lead them to fountains of living water, (Revelation 7:17) The Arabic version renders it, “he shall stand to minister unto them”: the phrase is expressive of the posture of a servant; who, as Dr. Lightfoot observes, is “walking”, and who goes round about the table, whilst others sit (t): some think there is reference in the words to a custom used at some feasts,  in which servants changed clothes with their masters, and sat at their tables, with their Master.

Source:  Bible commentaries                                    

 Abad of Jesus Christ,

    Stulo Robinson.S.

           

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