The Foolish Master Builder

Published May 4, 2014 by WAREPAMOR SAMMY

Once upon a time there lived a man called Bankole, whose occupation was building and construction.

Bankole was a diligent and hardworking man focused on his business always, ensuring he satisfies the demands of his clients. Though bankole wasn’t living in a comfortable well furnished home, he always believed that with hard work, efficiency and faith in God one day he would earn enough money to build for himself, his wife and children a beautiful, comfortable and tastefully well furnished home.

News about his satisfactory trust worthy and good business dealings and reputation began to spread as one satisfied client introduced him to another client who introduced him to another bigger client. Bankole was really excited and happy that the years of his hard work and labour was gradually paying off, he could see his dreams and plans coming to pass gradually as he was becoming successful with his business.

Bankole always wished that he would be invited to the opening ceremonies of the houses he had built but was never invited. One day one of his big clients who had introduced him to other clients requested that he build a master piece which is more expensive and bigger than the other buildings bankole had ever built, he wondered what such a big building would be needed for, perhaps an hotel or a guest house he thought to himself.

In a discussion with his friend’s bankole informed his friend’s about his clients request for a high cost building with a complex architectural design and asked what they thought such a building will be needed for, it really should not be your concern one of his friend’s said, do your job and make your money another added, now is the time to make your money and get rich you can use inferior quality materials after all they trust you and won’t know it, the third said to him.

After much thought and consideration of his friend’s , he decided to use lower quality building materials in the construction of the building requested by his client, saving a large part of the money for himself. After constructing the building,surprisingly the client invited him for the opening ceremony and he wondered why and on getting into the building he saw lots of big men and women standing at the entrance of the building, immediately his client called out to him to come and stand in the front of the building and though he was confused as to why he was called he walked to the entrance of the building and his client announced to the congregation saying” This House belongs to mr bankole the builder of this house, I am giving this house to you mr bankole as a gift for you and your family to live in.

Moral of the story: Gal 6:9 Let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.

Written by: Warepamor Sammy

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