In a time like ours, when everything seems in disarray and out of joint, many individual Christians wonder what they can do. Not only is the world outside corrupt, the world within the church seems hopelessly compromised. Faithful Christians tend to alternate between “not thinking about it” and chafing under the futility of not having anything they can do. But there is always something we can do. We can stay at our post.
When your master comes again and finds you, the rest of the servants’ quarters may be completely out of control. As he walks through his estate, may he find you right where he left you, doing your job. Others may have deserted. Others may have taken off. Others may be carousing. But you are there.
““Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes” (Matt. 24:45–46, ESV).
And an essential part of staying at your post is to worship the Lord every Lord’s Day. This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.