“Mais tarde também vieram as outras virgens, dizendo: 'Senhor, senhor, abre para nós'.
Senhor, Senhor. On three occasions, Jesus spoke about people who would cry out “Lord, Lord” yet not be received into his kingdom (Matt: 7-21-22, 25:11, Luke 6:46). On each occasion he was talking about people who did not know him (see next verse).
Leitura complementar: “E aqueles que clamam 'Senhor, Senhor'?”
“Mas ele respondeu: 'Em verdade vos digo que não vos conheço'.
The Good Shepherd knows his sheep (John 10:27); these aren’t his sheep.
“Agora, depois de muito tempo, o senhor daqueles escravos veio e acertou contas com eles.
Depois de muito tempo.. In his eschatological parables Jesus told stories of masters, noblemen, and bridegrooms being gone “a long time” (Matt. 24:48, 25:5, 25:19). Since Jesus has been gone a long time, he exhorts us to “be like servants waiting for their master” (Luke 12:36). The need to wait is echoed by the epistle writers. “Wait eagerly for our adoption as sons” (Rom 8:23); “We hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it” (Rom 8:25); “We eagerly await a Savior” (Php 3:20); “Be patient brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits…” (Jas. 5:7); “Wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life” (Jude 1:21).
Devemos esperar paciente e ansiosamente pelo retorno do Senhor. Devemos estar atentos e prontos, mas não devemos colocar a vida em espera. Plante árvores e construa famílias, e faça o que Deus te colocou nesta terra para fazer. Investir, construir, cavar fundo e ir longe. Deixe sua luz brilhar para que outros possam louvar seu Pai no céu.
“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.
The angels with him. At least five different comings of the Son of Man are mentioned by Matthew (see entrada for Matt. 16:28). Whenever the Son of Man is coming with his angels, it is a reference to his final and glorious return to earth (Mark 8:38).
e Ele porá as ovelhas à Sua direita, e os bodes à esquerda.
(uma) As ovelhas are those who believe in Jesus (see John 10:26). The Good Shepherd knows his sheep (John 10:27). We are not his sheep because we go to church and act like Jesus. We are his sheep if we have been born of the Spirit. “If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to him” (Rom. 8:9).
“Então o Rei dirá aos que estiverem à sua direita: 'Vinde, benditos de meu Pai, herdai o reino que vos está preparado desde a fundação do mundo.
(uma) O rei. This was one of those rare occasions where Jesus referred to himself as a king. See also Matt. 21:5.
(b) Meu pai; Vejo entrada for Matt. 5:16.
(c) Herdar. As ovelhas são abençoadas pelo Pai, não suas obras. Ver entrada para Herança.
'Pois eu estava com fome, e você me deu de comer; Eu estava com sede, e você me deu de beber; Eu era um estranho, e você Me convidou para entrar; I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’
(uma) Something to eat. Some interpret Christ’s words as a recipe for works-salvation. “If I feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and imprisoned, I’ll earn my salvation.” The sheep and goats are not separated on the basis of works but identity. The sheep go one way and the goats go another. They inherit a kingdom, they don’t earn it (see previous verse).
(b) You came to me. To serve a Christian is to serve Christ himself. See entrada for Matt. 25:40.
“Então os justos lhe responderão: 'Senhor, quando te vimos com fome e te demos de comer, ou com sede, e te demos de beber?
O correto são aqueles que foram justificados diante de Deus por receberem, por meio da fé, o dom gratuito da justiça. Ver entrada para a Retidão.
“The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
(uma) The King is Jesus.
(b) These brothers of mine. Jesus is not describing acts of Christian service but acts of service done to Christians. “Anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ” (Mark 9:41).
(c) You did it to me. To serve a Christian is to serve Christ himself.
When Saul persecuted the Christians, Jesus said “You are persecuting me” (Acts 9:5). Acts of harm done to Christians were reckoned by Christ as though they were done to him. In the same way acts of kindness done to Christians because they are Christians are reckoned by Christ as though they were done to him. See also the entrada for Matt 10:42.
“Então dirá também aos que estiverem à sua esquerda: Apartai-vos de mim, malditos, para o fogo eterno, preparado para o diabo e seus anjos;
O fogo eterno. On Judgment Day, when the Lord is revealed from heaven in blazing fire, the ungodly and all those things that are opposed to his goodwill will be destroyed by fire (2 Th. 1:7, 2 Pet. 2:6, 3:7).
On numerous occasions, the Lord spoke of fire in connection with Judgment Day (Matt. 5:22, 13:42, 50, 18:9, 25:41, Mark 9:43, Luke 17:29–30, John 15:6). He did not dread this fire but he looked forward to it knowing that it would spell the end of sin and usher in eternity (see entrada for Luke 12:49).
“Estes irão para o castigo eterno, mas os justos para a vida eterna”.
(uma) Eternal punishment from which there never shall be any return. In the most-quoted scripture in the Bible, Jesus said there are only two ultimate outcomes: for those who believe in him, eternal life, and for those who don’t death (John 3:16). The one who does not have the Son of God has no eternal life (1 John 5:12), while the one who puts their faith in Christ passes over from death to new and everlasting life (John 5:24, 1 John 3:14). Eternal punishment is elsewhere described by Jesus the second death (see entrada for Rev. 2:11).
(b) O correto são aqueles que foram justificados diante de Deus por receberem, por meio da fé, o dom gratuito da justiça.
You have been made righteous with a divine righteousness that endures forever (2 Cor. 9:9). One with the Lord, his future is your future. See entrada para a Retidão.
(c) Vida eterna. Era uma vez você estava morto em pecados e separado do zoé-vida de Deus (ver entrada for Eph. 2:1). But the moment you put your faith in Christ you crossed over from death to life (John 5:24). Whoever believes in Christ has eternal life and shall not perish (John 3:15-16).
Leitura complementar: “As ovelhas e as cabras”
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