Talent for Wealth Multiplication


To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one–to each in proportion to his own personal ability. Then he departed and left the country. [Emphasis mine] (Matthew 25:15 Amp.)

Get Smart, Get Wealthier

As we read this opening portion of the parable of the talents, it is noteworthy to observe that talents are distributed according to personal ability.  Jesus is stating through this principle that in order to get more money, you should sharpen your skills.

This parable is about money.  The term “talent” in this context refers to a monetary measure that corresponded to a certain weight of gold or silver.  Over a period of time, this term was transformed into the use that we know it today (see definition) as it relates to creative ability.

This verse is also about personal development.  As believers, we should always be in a state of self-improvement.  In a sense, it is not totally self-improvement as we are working in partnership with our Lord Jesus Christ.  He is the “master” in this parable and he should be the master in every aspect of our lives.  Jesus is telling us that that are practical and tangible benefits to improving our abilities.  This is part of our transformation from “Glory to Glory.”

So, allow this verse to motivate you as take that college course, read that book, practice that ability or engage in some other activity that will improve your abilities.   There is a reward awaiting you.  In fact, there are (at least) two rewards ahead:  1) The increase in talents (double-meaning here) and 2) the satisfaction that comes with that increase in expertise — and who can put a price tag on that!

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