“Do business with these until I come back.” – Luke 19:13 NET
“It is like a man going on a journey. He left his house and put his slaves in charge, assigning to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to stay alert.”—“To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.”
“We must perform the deeds of the one who sent me as long as it is daytime. Night is coming when no one can work.”—“Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?”—Leaving an example for you to follow in his steps.
Preach the message, be ready whether it is convenient or not, reprove, rebuke, exhort with complete patience and instruction.—Each builder’s work will be plainly seen, for the Day will make it clear.—So then, dear brothers and sisters, be firm. Do not be moved! Always be outstanding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Mark 13:34, Matt 25:15, John 9:4, Luke 2:49, 1 Pet 2:21, 2 Tim 4:2, 1 Cor 3:13, 1 Cor 15:58