45. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord hath made ruler over His household, to give them meat in due season. KJV

In the Old Testament the Lord made a distinction between the priests from the house of Eli and Zadok. He chose the Zadok priests to draw near to Him. Zadok means to be just or righteous.


15. But the priest of the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children went astray from Me, shall come near to minister to Me, and they shall attend Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood says the Lord God.

We know how Eli’s sons despised the offering of the Lord and brought judgment on Israel. The Lord looks upon our walk with Him and how serious we take our prayer time and what we give to Him. If we withhold anything that He requires we will feel the effects of it seriously.

Zadok was to teach the people the difference between the holy and profane or the clean and unclean. We have all been called to be priests and kings unto the Lord. So, we are all called to teach the difference between the clean and unclean. He was allowed to draw near to the Lord.

The scripture in Matthew 24 is asking who is the faithful servant that He will put in charge of His household? All will not be Zadok priests. Some will be Eli priests. He will make that distinction, and all will know what kind of a priest we are.

The main key is our offering the fat. Able offered the fat and his offering was accepted by the Lord when Cain’s was not accepted. The definition of the Hebrew word for fat means the choicest part. We are to give the choicest part of our life to the Lord.

He knows our heart and sees what the most important thing in this world to you is. There is where your offering lies. He wants the best. He deserves the best. This world is the only chance we have to give to Him. When our breath is gone, we will have no more chance to offer unto Him anything.

The Zadok priests will be those who rule and reign with Jesus in the Millenium. Our offerings will be judged and recompensed. What a great honor to rule next to Jesus. He will give more than the best when we give to Him our best.


16 thoughts

  1. So true! In Malachi 1, God saw that the people brought defective animals for sacrifice. They simply were not the best, but the worst that they had. You made a connection with giving the best parts of our lives, great observation. The people of Malachi’s time represent the careless attitude of the church today that don’t give their best, but probably from a “have to” attitude. Lack of devotion sets the stage for the bad offering.

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      1. Oh so sorry. I was having the conversation with my husband this week about the use of language and how it can have different meanings for different people across cultures. It’s so important for us to communicate about meanings and to explain what works. Bless you Wenda. β€οΈπŸ’–πŸ’—


      2. I think it is because I had a friend in the 5th grade who had to answer her parents yes mam and yes sir and she had a lot of chores to do. I did not have to do what she did. I thought her parents were so mean. But I’ll bet she has a very clean house today! πŸ˜‚πŸ’–πŸŒΉ

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      3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ˜Imagine how negative experiences can leave residues in our minds that can be triggered with one word. How the one word can bring back those emotions. God is our healer and strong tower. β€οΈπŸ’—πŸ’–


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