Matthew 25 – Waiting and Working

Chapter 25 begins with two parables. Parables are an ancient way of making one or two points, but are not meant to be taken literally line or line. This final section of the last sermon of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew is sometimes presented in a way that promotes worldwide evangelization. However, this view is only one hundred years old. Worldwide evangelization is seen in Matthew 28 and is clearly realized as making disciples of all the nations. This last parable shows us the way we should act toward fellow believers.