Matthew 25:24-30

24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ 26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. 28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

2 responses to “Matthew 25:24-30

  1. God is a God of big things. He expects growth. He invests talent and ability into us so that we will use His gifts to grow the Kingdom. He doesn’t want to know that His gift is safe and was not given over to darkness, He wants to know that His kingdom is expanded through His trust in us.

    We can grow the Kingdom by being compassionate, consistent, and loving to others, and we can grow the kingdom by investing into our children and producing Godly kids that continue what has been invested into us. But we can’t just sit back and watch over what He has put into our care and expect Him to be happy with us when He calls in our ledger.

  2. reading the full story to catch up one of the things that catches my attention is the excuses given to the master as to why nothing was done with what was given to the servant – the excuse reveals more of a heart issue – i thought of the scripture in 1 Corinthians Godly sorrow leads to repentance, worldly sorrow leads to death and destruction – If one is truly sorry for the things done or there is a recognition of a failure, an excuse is the last thing that is offered – I am probably going far off the deepend with this – so basically – Im chewing on the aspect of the excuses offered instead of a recognition of a mistake/failure

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