The Parable of the Talents

Matthew 25:14-30

 14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[a]and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents,[b] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money.19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.[c] You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 

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YOUR GIFT IS A TALENT

 That is so true. Whatever gift God gives to you, it is to be given to others. Singing in the shower with a beautiful voice is a sin if you keep that beautiful voice to yourself. Use that beautiful voice to sing praises to your Lord, your God. And sing the Gospel to others so that they may know the goodness of the Lord and come to Him. Then your gift will be used for what it was intended for. God does want you to enjoy it personally, also. That's considered a Blessing. Everyone has so many different talents. Those talents can help so many other of Gods' children. Don't you teach your children to share? Well, we are Gods' children. Get to it. -- Think of it this way. God has given you a gift to give to the world. That means that there are "7 billion" people waiting to give you their gift. Do the math. Who wins? -- So, you see your potential blessings? 


I'll make this even more simple. Imagine that you are a treasure. Actually, you are. You are so valuable in God's eyes. You are a rare and valuable coin. A "One Of A Kind" among 7 billion. God gave you to you. That's right,you are the keeper of you. And in you are 5, 4, or maybe 1 talent. God has given it to you to multiply. No, God isn't requiring you to learn other skills. God wants you to take your "Gift" or "Talent" and use it to multiply his valuables. Simply put, use whatever God gave you to bring others to Him. Imagine you get to heaven and God tells you to look behind you. How many people will be standing behind you? How many people will be favored by God because you helped to bring them to God.  Will there be 10? Will there be 4? Or will there just be 1? You standing there alone because you were afraid to reach out and multiply yourself for God. No, I don't mean babies. I mean souls that have chosen to be with God for an eternity. That's what God wants. That's why you are on earth in the first place. To make a choice and to show others the right choice to make. Oh, don't forget about the last part of the parable. When God has you tossed out into the outer darkness, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth, it's forever. 


"To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Required."


If you can't figure out a way to give God more than He gave you, then remember this part of the parable:


 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.


If you can't figure out how to multiply your money, lend it to those who are good at it. You know, the money people. Like banks and similar financial institutions. And if you don't know how to multiply what God gave you, lend it to those who are good at it. You know, the Christian people. Like churches, shelters, charities, and any other Christian organization or institution that helps God's people. Trust me, they're easier to find than a good bank.


"Be Well, Be Blessed, Be His."