“Therefore He said: “A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.” “And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.” Read Luke 19:11-28.
Memory Verse: “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15
One of the beautiful things about studying the word of God is the context in it and the understanding and direction it gives but also that it cannot just be read and understood without the help of the Holyspirit. When we attempt reading the scriptures like a novel rather than studying it, we only see the words written, scrapping the surface and not unravelling the treasures. We find out that we often cannot make sense of most things when we just read because we have to study the word of God with the help of His spirit to unravel the treasures.
There are so many treasures in the bible and one of such is that which is seen in today’s text. The word of God brings clarity and removes any room for assumptions and guesses, so we know that though Jesus speaks in parables, we are still able to understand His words.
Today we go through the parable of the ten servants who were each given some silver with a clear instruction to invest. Here we see three categories of servants each given talents according to their abilities. The master knew them and only give them what could be handled but yet we see that though the first and second servant obeyed instructions, the third servant brought back exactly what he was given Luke 19:16-20. The third did not lose the silver he was given; as a matter of fact, the parable says he kept it safe but he did not just invest it.
Many of us Christians today fall into these three categories of servants but we have more people in the category of the third servant. God has given us all a gift according to our abilities and what we see more is people failing to develop that which God have given them. God has given us everything we need but it remains our duty to develop and multiply, Genesis 1:28.
Either we choose to multiply what God has put in our care, we will definitely give account. What is it going to be when the master returns? Have you in anyway multiplied or are you trying to play safe? There is no reward for playing safe but a greater reward awaits those who put to good use what the Lord has put in their care.
Asides all other duties we have as Christians; we have a great commission according to the word of God. In every way, we are to continue preaching the gospel and because it’s a direct instruction like that given to the servants, we will have to give account to the master.
There is no point waiting, the time is now and the reward is proportionate to the work we put it.
- Father you for you for your goodness and mercies
- I appreciate your love and the talents you have given me
- Help me from today Lord, to focus on the things above rather than on earth
- Help me to put to good use, all that you have put in my care
- Let me never be a talent waster but to multiply and bring forth in thirties, sixties and hundred folds
- Forgive me of my shortcomings o Lord and help me to live above sin
- Receive my sacrifice of praise for in Jesus mighty name I pray, AMEN.