THE GOOD AND FAITHFUL - AND WISE - SERVANT All pastors, all Christians, should long to hear the words “well done” when we finally see Jesus. We may even imagine that this will automatically occur when he welcomes us into Heaven. But that's not the context of these words of Jesus. He’s on Earth rewarding the good and faithful when he tells them “well done.” in Matthew 24 and 25, Jesus has returned. Final generational shepherds hold the greatest responsibility, as the call to remain faithful starkens. As a pastor, this hits me hard and renews my desire to show myself approved on this crucial topic. The great answer to the question of what are the signs of his coming in the end of the age spans throughout Matthew 24 and 25. We see it is more than a general reward for being “good and faithful” but also “wise” by providing food in due season, as Joseph did for Israel in Genesis. There is a major revelation here, if we look.