Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Multiply Your Talents

(Matthew 25:26-29)
His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

As I read this parable, I can see by the serious cost of failing to produce fruit for the Kingdom. We must bear fruit. But there's something I want to particularly point out that struck me as I read this scripture again. Sometimes when hidden things are seen they bring the scriptures to a new light. Many of the great men and women, such as, people like Moses, Mary {The mother of our Lord} and David, were not given immense responsibilities right away. Each of these men first served as a lowly shepherd, tending sheep or as with Mary a young unknown woman. They were first tested in this humble occupation, God then felt sure He could lift them up to positions of importance. But as we read their stories we find out that it all started with a small step! It is the same with a baby. They have to take a first step and sometimes they stumble or fall, but the great thing is they get right back up on their feet and go again. We as God's people should do the same thing. We all have fell, sometime in our life, I know I have, but we must get back on our feet and bear fruit. Remember no small thing, not even the sparrows, are over looked by God.

God will test His saints in the little things and as we pass our initial tests, the Lord will encourage and advance us to bigger and greater things. Don't look down on and hate the day of small things because, as we can see and read in the Bible, just one talent invested intelligently and wisely can bring into being a abundant harvest for the Lord. And we must remember that it begins with faithful stewardship of whatever gift or talent that God has allocated and given us as His child. We must not hid our faith or talent, that God has given us, but we must put our talent and faith out there for people to see.

We must be wise stewards in these last days, using our God given abilities for His glory and for His purposes so that we can generate an plentiful return on the Lord's investment in our lives. We must take note of and pay attention to the warning and the encouragement and support that Jesus gives us in this parable.

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