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 that sitteth in the heavens, will laugh, - My Lord, will mock at them:
Wherefore, then, didst thou not place my silver upon a money-changer'stable, and, I, when I came, with interest might have exacted it?
Whereas, he who had not come to know, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And, every one to whom was given much, much, shall be sought from him; and, he to whom they committed much, for more than common, will they ask him.
And, accosting him, he said unto him - What is this I hear of thee? Render the account of thy stewardship, for thou canst no longer be steward.
For this cause, hath the kingdom of the heavens become like unto a man, a king, who wished to settle an account with his servants;
And, after a long time, cometh the lord of those servants, and reckoneth with them.
But, thou, why dost thou judge thy brother? Aye! and thou, why dost thou despise thy brother? For, all of us, shall present ourselves unto the judgment seat of God;
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let a man, so, be reckoning of us, as officers of Christ, and stewards of sacred secrets of God.