CoolHappyGuy on July 1st, 2010
Jesus himself said that “where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21). While the amount of your checkbook balance in itself is not indication of one’s spirituality, one’s attitude toward money as well as how we spend it can reveal where our true priorities lay.
As trustees of the resources God has provided, He allows us to temporally use our possessions. Our wealth is only temporary. The Lord is the true owner.
Furthermore, this passage shows that there is a definite priority of investments as far as the Master was concerned. While keeping money in an interest-bearing account is better than nothing, it pales compared to investing (i.e. sowing & gathering[reaping]). In the case of the other two servants, the Master enjoyed multiplied returns (versus His “own -singular- with interest”).