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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5523 servants, good
5523 servants, good

5523 servants, good

Scripture identifies certain qualities which are found in good servants and requires that these qualities should be found in believers’service of God.

Qualities found in good servants

Diligence Ecc 9:10 See also 1Ki 11:28; Pr 10:4; Pr 22:29; Mt 25:14-23 pp Lk 19:12-19

Faithfulness 1Co 4:2 See also Ex 21:5-6; 2Sa 15:21; 2Ch 34:11-12; Ne 13:13; Pr 25:13; Da 6:4

Honesty 2Ki 22:7 See also Ge 39:6; 2Ki 12:15; Tit 2:9-10

Obedience Eph 6:5 See also Lk 17:10; Col 3:22

Perseverance Ge 31:40-41 See also 2Th 3:12-13

Respect 1Ti 6:1-2 See also Mal 1:6; 1Pe 2:18

Willingness Eph 6:6-7 See also 1Ch 28:21; Tit 2:9

Examples of good servants

Abraham’s servant: Ge 24:9,49 David’s servants: 2Sa 12:18; 2Sa 23:13-17
2Ki 5:13 Naaman’s servants; Mt 8:9 a centurion’s servants

Good servants are often rewarded by their employers

They are advanced by them Ge 39:4-5; Pr 27:18; Mt 25:21,23

They have their confidence Ge 24:2-4,10

Good servants often bring blessings on their employers

Ge 30:27-30; Ge 39:2-4

Good servants have God with them

Ge 24:7,27; Ge 31:7,42; Ge 39:3,21; Mt 24:46; Ac 7:9-10

See also

5418monotony
5833diligence
5977waiting
8207commitment
8248faithfulness
8275honesty
8453obedience
8459perseverance
8469respect

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