In Matthew 25:15-23 we learn about the parable of the talents. In the NLT ‘talent’ is translated ‘silver’. 2 of the three servants actual did something with their portion but the 1 that received 1 measure of talent (silver) did nothing. In verse 15 we see that the Master (Jesus) gave to each of His servants according to their abilities. Therefore the talents (silver) were distributed and proportioned accurately. Watch this, God doesn’t give us more than we can handle. So why did the 1 servant not do what he was supposed to do? There is probably a laundry list of reasons however; do you really think Christ desires His servants to be idle? Absolutely not! Proverbs 19:15 exclaims, ” Slothfulness casts into deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.” Paul encouraged his brothers in 2 Thessalonians 3:6-12 to keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness. I found that each measure of talent (silver) is reported to have weighed over 80lbs so the 1 servant had to probably exert more effort in burying it, than investing it. Perhaps this servant felt that his portion was insignificant. Maybe he felt that he deserved more. The bottom line was this servant didn’t do his best according to his ability. 2 Corinthians 8:12 says, “Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have.” We should be able to relate to this servant because we too at some point in our spiritual journey have hoarder God’s gifts. Thankfully and unlike the servant that was cast out we can seek 4giveness. We can start over! The take away is to be confident in what God has given you and He will take the little and turn it into much! Be encouraged!!



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