Sunday, July 24, 2011

What are you doing with your pounds today?

Luke 19:12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. 15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

The pound was a weight of money, in the Greek, "mna" (Sounds like money to me!). The idea is that the Good Lord has invested in each of us, His stewards, talents to be used for the increase of His kingdom. To some, He gives more and to some less. No one is to brag or complain about that which He granted to us, it is His doing, by His free grace. Our responsibility is to put those talents to use. We are not to glory in that which He has entrusted, but to marvel and get motivated.

Many are content to leave their talent buried because they are paralyzed by the fear that their talent is insignificant. The Lord considers this as wicked. It is an affront to the Gifter when gifts go unopened.

So, I ask you, what are you going to do today with the talents God has invested in you that would increase His kingdom if you would just use them?

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