Matthew 25:21&23 – Well Done

Today’s readings: Ex 26:1‐27:21, Matt 25:1‐30, Ps 31:1‐8, Prov 8:1‐11

Matthew 25:21&23 (both verses are the same) His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

As Christians, we live to hear these words.

This morning, I made several observations as I read and reread this passage:
• This is all in the context of “Kingdom of heaven” (25:1) and being ready for Christ’s return.
• He talks about interest, investing, and trading. As I researched talents online, it was a weight or amount, not an actual coin. Is he talking about financial stuff?
• Did anyone else notice that the two servants who had the most, invested the most? The one who was given only one talent was very frugal with that talent.
• The talents all belong to the master; they were just out on loan.

Ultimately, the message seems to be… Don’t let fear of failure stop you. Even if you don’t feel like you are the most talented person, invest what you have been given in kingdom growth.

Apply – I want to be intentional about the way I invest what God has given me. This passage has challenged me to look again at my life plan.

How are you investing your talents? Do you let fear of failure keep you from doing it?


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