Talent for Investing: Learning & Reaping From the Master

28″ ‘Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. 29For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. (Matthew 25: 28-29, NIV)

Serve the Master & Reap

Here we come full circle.  Servant # 3 acknowledged that the Master could harvest without even sowing (Matthew 25:24).  The first two servants enjoyed great returns on their investment, promotions, AND were invited to join in the Master’s happiness.  Their relationship with the Master grew more intimate AND they prospered.  Servant #1, however, prospered to the extent that he reaped a harvest where he did not even sow seed.  Time spent serving the Master resulted in him taking on the qualities of the Master and reaping the benefits (Matthew 25:26).

Receive It or Leave It

Take note of the wisdom we have derived from this parable.  If we ignore the power of this message, we may lose it all — and more!  The Master does not suffer fools.  If we do not use what is entrusted to us for His glory, we are guaranteed failure and, worse, His wrath.  On the other hand, if we develop a relationship with Him, learn from Him, and faithfully utilize what he has entrusted to us; we will automatically succeed.

God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.”  Mother Teresa.

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