The three parables of Matthew 25 instruct us on how to be ready and how to be so doing. They give us great insight on how to exercise judgment, mercy, faith with God and all humankind. So let's ask ourselves, is your lamp filled with oil to the point that you're willing to lay down your life for the brethren? Are you using what talents God has given you in serving the brethren so that your talents are increasing?
Before his retirement in 2021, Dr. Donald Ward pastored churches in Texas and Louisiana, and taught at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also served as chairman of the Council of Elders of the United Church of God. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.