Monday 4.16.12

The parables are illustrations containing life lessons that can be applied to common situations.  Most of us could relate to any of these.  If you are looking for something to read in your devotion time, read the parables.  The Parable of the Talents is a story about a man giving a certain amount of money to three of his servants.  The two servants that received the most money used it wisely and doubled their investment.  The third servant was given the least amount and failed because of fear.  He hid his talent in the ground.  His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed?  Because of fear he hid his talent and reaped nothing.

Look at the gifts God has given you.  What spiritual gifts has God given you.  Do you use them for His glory or do you hide them?  Are you fearful and stay in your comfort zone?  Pray that God will make you faithful to fulfill his goal for our life.

Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.  So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’  Matthew 25:24-25

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