Friday, February 8, 2013


Read Matthew 25:14-30.

Mat 25:22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
Mat 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Our gifts and callings are given to serve God. I want to be one that the LORD says "well done" to at his coming. Three men were entrusted with talents. One was given five talents and gained five. another was given two and gained two. The unprofitable servant hid his talent with no gain when the LORD required it again; he was cast out into outer darkness, a term used for hell, with torment. "There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth". He was called a slothful servant. His one talent was given to the one who had ten. Our efforts do count. When we serve God, His grace is increased in us. Salvation and grace are not a free ticket to do nothing. A talent was a unit of money. The term talent has come to mean an ability given to us by God. I see it as the gifting's of God given for his service. Some receive many gifts that are to be used for the LORD's glory. Faith is required to be united with the gift of the Holy Spirit. The master left on a journey entrusting us to do his work, but he also gave us the Holy Spirit to accomplish our work. Faith comes by hearing and hearing God's word, so I assume that the one who had no increase, was not hearing the word of God by choice. He may have been one of those who professed to believe in Christ, but who never sought the gift of the Spirit, nor the desire to serve the LORD. He was fearful, a fearful person fearing life and fearing God. He was rejected. No man can please God without faith. We are to fear God and to serve him. Some who are given one talent use it abundantly and their ministry grows and grows. Some who are given many gifts, may not use them at all for the LORD. It is the LORD entrusting us to be good stewards of all that we have; money, or abilities, all come from him. May we each hear him say "well done thou good and faithful servant", at is coming.

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