Monday, January 30, 2012

Gifts and Talents - How do we repay?

What do we think about the gifts and talents that God has given? Are you using them, or did you use them only once upon a time? See what God has to say about doing nothing with what has been given. (King James Bible – Luke: 19, 12-27)

And Jesus said, “A nobleman living in a certain province was called away to the distant capital of the empire to be crowned king of his province. Before he left he called together ten assistants and gave them each $2,000 to invest while he was gone. But some of his people hated him and sent him their declaration of independence, stating that they had rebelled and would not acknowledge him as their king.
          “Upon his return he called in the men to whom he had given the money, to find out what they had done with it, and what their profits were.
          “The first man reported a tremendous gain-ten times as much as the original amount!
          “Fine! the king exclaimed. ‘You are a good man. You have been faithful with the little I entrusted to you, and as your reward, you shall be governor of ten cities.’
          “ ‘All right! His master said. ‘You can governor over five cities.’
          “But the third man brought back only the money he had started with. ‘I’ve kept it safe,’ he said, ‘because I was afraid (you would demand my profits), for you are a hard man to deal with, taking what isn’t yours and even confiscating the crops that other plant.’ ‘You vile, and wicked slave,’ the king roared. ‘Hard, am I? That’s exactly how I’ll be toward you! If you knew so much about me and how tough I am, then why didn’t you deposit the money in the bank so that I could at least get some interest on it?
          “Then turning to the others standing by he ordered, ‘Take the money away from him and give it to the man who earned the most.’
          “ ‘Yes,’ the king replied, ‘but it is always true that those who have, get more, and those who have little, soon lose even that. And now about these enemies of mine who revolted-bring them in and execute them before me.’ “

All things are possible
  (Luke 18:27)

Let's turn to God and repent of our sins and asking to be the person that only God knows we can be. In Christ Name we pray.  (for more reading)

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