Matthew 25:29-30 (KJV)

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

In the parable of the talents, the master gave three servants an assignment to carry out in his absence, along with the resources to accomplish it.

Upon his return, he asked for an accounting of what they’d done.

From this parable, we can deduce several principles about the Christian life.

First, God has chosen us to be His servants. Second, He has prepared work for us to do, and He supplies the assets and abilities we’ll need to achieve it. Some of His work is applicable to all believers–such as loving Him through service, loving people, and making disciples.

Other aspects are specific to us, utilizing our personal talents and skills. Finally, the Lord blesses those who obey Him. Pleased by the obedience of two servants, the master in today’s passage recompensed them accordingly. In a similar way, we are promised a heavenly reward for our faithful service.

Being a good steward of what God has entrusted to us is a serious matter.

He wants us to invest in His kingdom plan rather than overcommitting time to earthly matters or overspending on the pursuit of pleasure. You might wonder about the third servant, who did nothing with his talent and was cast out of his master’s presence. This cannot happen to believers, for we are permanently adopted into God’s family. But the Lord will hold us accountable for any disobedience.

Through Christ, we have everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).

With the Holy Spirit’s help, we can move past our self-centered ways to carry out God’s plan. Do you long to obey Jesus above all else?

Are you prepared to stand before Him and give account for your life?

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