November 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
Carla Works writes the following about the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30: “The parable of the talents is among the most abused texts in the New Testament. Contrary to what might be modeled by some best-selling televangelists, the parable does not justify a gospel of economic prosperity. Instead, it challenges believers to emulate their Master by using all that God has given them for the sake of the kingdom.” This is a parable about how we wait on the Lord. Like the servants entrusted with the master’s property while waiting for his return. There is nothing passive about waiting on the Lord. We are called to actively steward the abundance that God has given to us. It is waiting with responsibility for His earth and accountability to Him when He comes back. It reminds about James’ words in James 5:7, “Be patient… until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.” While the farmer waits patiently on the rains, he makes sure that the soils of the land are prepared for when the rains come. What has the Lord entrusted you with today?