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.