Jesus compares Himself to a nobleman going to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself (Luke 19:12). In that same parable, the nobleman is described by his servant as "an exacting man, taking up what [he] did not lay down, and reaping what [he] did not sow." Is Jesus drawing a parallel to Himself in any way with this description, or is this merely supposed to be an excuse from the servant and has nothing to do with Jesus's character/a spiritual principle?
Luke 19:22 New International Version
"His master replied, 'I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant! You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow?
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 840: Grim, severe, strict, exacting, harsh, rigid. From a derivative of the same as aer; rough, i.e. severe.
Basically, you are asking: Is Jesus αὐστηρός?
Not if you are willing to learn from Jesus.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
The servant in Luke 19:22 was wicked. He was not learning from Jesus.
His master replied, ‘You wicked servant, I will judge you by your own words. So you knew that I am a harsh man, withdrawing what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow?