Matthew 25:14-30.. 14 “For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey…. 19 “Now after a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them.
The Master left His servants with gifts according to their abilities. Then after a long time the Master returned for an accounting. The first two servants had doubled their gifts and the Master said “Well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.”
However the 3rd servant had hidden his gift and produced no return; 26a “But his Master said to him, ‘You wicked, lazy servant…28 take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.”
All Disciples are going to have good times and bad times [for 8 causes of trouble click here], but this parable indicates that Jesus expects us to use the gifts He has given for His kingdom enhancement. This includes repenting of sin and comforting others with the comfort God has given us. The greatest comfort is to introduce someone to Jesus.
Are you using the gifts Jesus has given you to serve Him and others? What does Matthew 25:29 say if you hide your gifts instead of not using them?
Henry Luke 5/6/2018
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