Parable Of The Talents


Matthew 25:14-30


Perhaps this parable teaches many lessons, but I want us to consider some that seem obvious.


1. God gives us all talents and expects us to use them in His service.


  - When we think of talents, we think of unique gifts God has given us to serve Him.


  - No matter how many talents we have, we are all equal in the eyes of God.


  - God has given us all talents that He expects us to use in His service until He returns.


2. Faithful servants will be rewarded.


  - The issue is not how many talents we have, but how we use the talents we have.


  - The reward the master promised these two servants was based on faithfulness, not ability.


  - Colossians 3:23


3. Those who fail to use the gifts God gives them for His service, will be punished.


  - To refuse to serve reveals a lack of love and little desire to accomplish anything for the Master.


  - Like the wicked and lazy servant, the person who has no heart for the work of the Kingdom will be punished.