“Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time” (Matthew 24:45)?

Having acknowledged the numerous voices that seek to mislead (v.4), Jesus has emphasized already the importance of intellectual stability and theological soundness. The life of the mind, and its development, is vital to a proper understanding of the Christian faith and its pursuit. To desire only the emotional and experiential, at the expense of the formative and substantive, leaves one inadequately prepared for the tribulations of these last days, and the persevering kind of faith that is necessary to see them endured.

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