Text Matthew 25:14
Again, the kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone.
*Read Matthew 25:15-23
It is in view of our Lord’s coming that He relates the story of a man going into a far country and giving various talents to his servants.
Talents, in this case, means money. So, depending on the wise use of these talents, whether invested and producing more talents, or whether neglected, these servants are rewarded.
For instance, we read of the servant who ‘hid his lord’s money’ instead of investing it who is severely punished. To him our Lord says: “Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.”
Indeed, how sad for many to have money hoarded away when it could be used to send the glorious gospel around the world.
Those servants who were faithful in the use of their talents were rewarded with the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
“DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND”