5524 servants, bad

5524 servants, bad

Bad servants are characterised by disobedience, idleness and dishonesty.

Characteristics of bad servants

Idleness 2Th 3:11 See also Pr 18:9; Mt 25:24-30 pp Lk 19:20-26

Dishonesty Lk 16:12 See also Ge 21:25; Lev 6:2; 2Ki 5:20-25; Eph 6:6; Col 3:22

Disloyalty Lk 16:13 See also 2Sa 19:24-27; Jn 10:13; Ac 27:30

Quarrelsomeness Mt 24:48-49 See also Ge 13:7; Ge 26:20; Mt 18:23-30

Discontentment Lk 3:14 See also Mt 20:9-15

Refusing correction Pr 29:19

Examples of bad servants

Ziba: 2Sa 16:1-4; 2Sa 19:26-29
1Ki 2:39 Shimei’s slaves; 1Ki 16:9-10 Zimri; 2Ki 5:19-27 Gehazi; Job 19:16 Job’s servants; Phm 8-16 Onesimus was a bad servant who became good.

See also

5343idleness
5924quarrelsomeness
6145deceit
8714dishonesty
8839unfaithfulness

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