Parable of the Talents

The Parable of the Talents
Matthew 25:14-30

If you think Jesus’ Parable of the Talents is about earthly stewardship, money management and sound business practices, lets look at this parable again…
     The Lord calls His servants to Him and distributes His gifts among them according to their abilities to utilize them to expand His kingdom.
     The one who has been given the most, goes and brings many souls into the kingdom of God.
     Another uses the gifts he has been given and also reaps a harvest for the King.
     But there is one who ignores what he has been given to serve his Master. Afraid of taking risks that might jeopardize his material security; he busies himself with earthly endeavors. Preoccupied with the things of this life, he brings no fruit to perfection.
     Eventually there is an accounting and the King rewards those ones who have valued the kingdom and sought it first. But the one who hid the ministry that had been entrusted to him in the earth, was sternly rebuked. “Couldn’t you have at least given away some of that money you made and invested it in My mission fields (the bank) so I could receive a return on My investment? Didn’t you know that’s what your prosperity was for?”
     Sometimes when we study the Scriptures, we tend to interpret them through our own carnal colored glasses, blurring the spiritual view. These are the times when we need to remind ourselves that as Jesus is not of this world, neither are His disciples. A heavenly perspective always sharpens our focus when our vision needs healing.

copyright 2007 by H.D. Shively

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