Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)
The story: This was the parables that spoke of a Master entrusting his servant with the talents before he went away. He gave five, two and one to each of the servant respectively. And when he got back, he entrusted the servants who were faithful to the talents they have with greater things.
It was like how God placed those talents in each and every of His children. And the fact that God has placed this talent in each and everyone of us, meant that God has already know that we have the ability to multiply these talents.
In the story, the first servant took the five talent and multiply it and had ten talents in the end. The master was well pleased that he was faithful to the small things that was given to him and entrusted him with greater things (Matthew 25:19-21). The second servant took the two talents that were entrusted to him, and multiply it and had four talents. The master was well pleased that he was faithful to the small things that was given to him and entrusted him with greater things (Matthew 25:22-23). However, the third servant was afraid to use his talent and hid it. The master was furious with him. And his master took away the talent from him (Matthew 25:24-28).
This parable taught of two simple truths:
(1) Staying faithful to what God has entrusted us with.
Whether it was five, two or one talent, God has placed it in our hands knowing that when we stay faithful in doing what we do, with that little we have, he will entrust us with greater things.
(2) Never be afraid to use your talent.
As I was reading through this, I realize that the master would not have been as furious if the third servant tried to multiply the talents and failed. He was furious that the servant hid his talent away. God has placed that talent in us and He would be furious if we hide it away instead of using it. God wants us to use our talent to glorify His name.
The Father’s heart was knowing that indeed His child is capable of being faithful to the things that they were entrusted too. And using the talent in us to lift Him higher.
Lord, I pray that as I lift up my thoughts to You, help me to stay faithful to the little things that were entrusted to me, so that it could bring glory to Your name. Help me to not be afraid to use the talents that you place in my hands, but only believe.