Isaiah 1:19 – If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.
Take time during your busy days to read Matthew 25:14-30. It is Jesus’ parable of the talents, and is directly connected to one’s life in Him leading up to the rapture. The man who traveled to a far country was Jesus ascending to heaven just 10 days prior to Pentecost. Those receiving talents were those living in the earth, part of His newly reclaimed kingdom, during His absence. When the Master departed, He delivered His “goods” (that which He presently possessed) to His servants. His “goods” were represented by the “talents” He gave them. “Talents” were representations of true treasures possessed by the Master; elements of true riches.
For a moment, let’s lay aside any thoughts of what the talents represented, and understand that in the broad sense of the term, we are speaking of possessions of the Holy Trinity, and the fact that they were distributed to men as the Trinity deemed proper. God does not make mistakes. He knows the capacity of each man to whom talents are given; He knows the potential return-on-investment (ROI) for each talent distributed to whomever He gives it. So, for someone to say or imply in any way that they were inadequate to bring to the Lord His desired ROI would be pure nonsense, untruth, and nothing more than an excuse for refusal to obey.
Note closely, that the Scriptures do not say that any of those who received talents returned an ROI to the Master at full potential. What IS stated is that all but one had at least increased the talents they were given. They did something profitable with the talents the Master have given them. Based on that observation, I am required to ask this question of you. As a believer, as someone living in this present life, having received a talent, or talents, from our Lord while He awaits Father’s call to bring us to Him, what are you doing with the talents given you? Are you using them for His glory? Are you investing them into the work of the Kingdom for the glory of God, the edifying of the body of Christ, and the blessing of those you serve and yourself?
If your answer is “yes,” good for you. If your answer is “no,” then awake, my friend. We are still here. We still have light. Work while it is day. Get busy using what God has given to only you. Use your God-given talents to glorify Him, edify the kingdom, and bless yourself and those you serve. Be the example Father has called you to be Let YOUR light so shine that men may see YOUR good works and glorify YOUR Father in heaven.
Manna for Today – Isaiah 1; 3 John 2; Exodus 13:18; Exodus 15:13-18; Isaiah 48:21-22; Romans 8:14; Isaiah 55:11-13; Galatians 5:16-26; Ephesians 4:8; 1 Peter 1:7