In Luke 19, the nobleman was going to a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and return. He called ten servants and gave them ten pounds and said “Occupy till I come”. Those pounds weren’t for them to occupy with, oh no. They were to see how much they could multiply them. In Luke 12, And the Lord said, who is that faithful and wise steward, whom his Lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their meat in due season. The Lord left them what they needed to occupy with, to give to others their meat in due season, they had to be diligent about that, but they also had to bring forth more fruit (multiply their pound by trading). They are living life, being made ready and holy by our Father, to be the bride of Christ. When the Lord came back, he called his servants for an accounting and some didn’t do so good and they got in trouble, but the first servant had gained 10 pounds and the Lord said, Well, thou good servant, because thou hast been faithful in very little, have thou authority over ten cities. Why was he willing to give that much authority to a servant, because he knew Luke 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is also unjust in much. In Matthew instead of “being over 10 cities” it says “Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord” because Jesus has found a faithful servant, willing to do all He asks, willing to be perfect and entire, willing to be an ambassador of Christ, that prudent man not holding back the meat in due season, bringing forth abundant fruit, showing God that you want to be the bride of Christ. Luke 12: 43-44 (Blessed is that servant, whom his Lord when He cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that He will make him ruler over all that He hath). Psalm 31: 23 O love the Lord, all ye His daints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. (Lord, thy pound hath gained 10 pounds). Psalm 101: 6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; He that walker in a perfect way, he shall serve me. Psalm 69: 30-32 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and goofs. The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.