Equally Faithful

Many times in the Word of God, Jesus talked in parables. He told stories. And of course the story had a moral to it. One parable is found in Matthew 25. It is referred to as “The Parable of the Talents”.

The story is about a landowner who, before he goes on a trip, called in his employees and gave them each a certain sum of money. There are a lot of different views on the value of the talents given, but all seem to agree that it was a lot of money. One employee was given five talents, another was given two talents, and the third employee was given one talent.

The landowner, according to the parable, expected the employees to take what was given and use it wisely. He wanted them to do something with it. Well, the landowner left for a time, and when he returned this is what he found: the one who had been given five talents now had ten, the other who had two talents now had four, and the third that was given one now had…wait…he still had just one. Unless you know this story, you thought I was going to say two! And if you heard this parable preached before, you think I am going to talk about the one who hid the talent…well wrong!

I want to talk about those that took their talents and used them wisely because I see it every day. I see managers, co-managers and associates using their talents for the glory of God. I see directors, coordinators, assistants, receptionists, and secretaries using the talents God has blessed them with for His glory. Sure, there may be the one that hides the talent and forgets why we do what we do, but there are a whole lot more who have a desire to honor the Lord in everything. And that is pretty cool since that is part of the statement of purpose of this company.

Well back to the Word:

Matthew 25:21 “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

Those are the words the master spoke to those that used their talents wisely. Both men had different talents, but both were equally faithful. Paul states “…as workers together with Him…” (2 Corinthians 6:1) and “For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man has and not according to that he has not.” (2 Corinthians 8:12)

Thank You, Heavenly Father, for Your blessings in our lives.  Thank You, Lord, for reminding us this week that we are Your workers using what You have blessed us with for Your honor!  Amen.

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