Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
He who sits in the heavens will laugh. LORD will have them in derision.
Then why did thou not give my silver into a bank, and having come I would have collected it with interest?
but he who did not know, and did things worthy of blows, will be beaten little. And to every man to whom much was given, much will be required from him. And to whom they entrust much, they will ask him more abundantly.
And having called him, he said to him, What is this I hear about thee? Render the account of thy management, for thou can no longer manage.
Because of this the kingdom of the heavens is compared to a man, a king, who wanted to settle account with his bondmen.
Now after a long time the lord of those bondmen comes, and takes up accounting with them.
But why do thou criticize thy brother? Or also why do thou disdain thy brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
1 Corinthians 4:1
Thus let a man regard us as of helpers of Christ, and managers of mysteries of God.