Day 26: “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’” (Matt 25:21)
This verse was found in response to a song by Moriah Peters called Well Done. Here is the chorus:
“Well done, well done
I’m gonna chase You, Lord
I’m gonna show the world Your love, whoa
I’ll run, I’ll run
I’m gonna run this race
To hear You say well done”
When I first heard it on the radio a few years back, it literally brought me to tears. Tears because I wasn’t sure if I would hear “well done” from God. I think I was at a place in my life where my faith had started to become somewhat performance-based again. This caused me to feel like I could never quite measure up to how I felt God wanted me to live. I was trying to live the Christian life under my own strength again and it just wasn’t working.
Then I heard a speaker at one of my church’s Leadership Training events and this person spoke on this very passage from Matthew 25. He said that often people will have different responses to it. People would either be worried that they wouldn’t hear those words from God, or else they would let it spur them on to even greater service and intimacy with Him.
This was a big eye opener for me and a chance for some healing to occur in my spiritual life. I didn’t want to be that person who saw God as a big taskmaster in the sky constantly pointing His finger at them and shaking His head over all they did. I wanted instead to believe that God is for me and not against me.
Therefore, my outlook on this verse began to change. And the next time I heard the song, Well Done, on the radio I was able to sing along with a joyful and grateful heart.
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’” (Matt 25:21)