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.
why then gavest thou not my money to the bank, so when I came I might have required it with interest?
But he that knew it not, yet did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For of every one to whom much is given, much shall be required from him: and to whom men commit much, they will of him demand abundantly more.
And calling him, he said to him, What is this report I hear of thee? give up the account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer in that office.
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven like unto a certain king who purposed to settle his account with his servants.
Then after a long absence the master of these servants cometh, and maketh a reckoning with them.
But thou, why judgest thou thy brother? And thou, why dost thou disparage thy brother? for we must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ.
1 Corinthians 4:1
LET a man so account of us, as the under servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.