Talented people

Re: Verse reading–Deuteronomy 8:10-18; Matthew 25:14-30 (day one) 
“A man going on a journey. . .called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent.”  (Matthew 25:14-15)  Our English word actually comes from this story.  In the time of Christ, a talent was a coin or weight of measure.  As the gospel spread through the world (and we praise God for it’s gradual, powerful influence) talent came to mean a God-given ability or skill.  There are no untalented people!  That is what Jesus would say.  Some receive many gifts.  Others few.  All some.  “But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”  (1 Corinthians 12:7)  The important point is that we all owe the Giver effective use of His gifts.  Money, time, family, freedom, health, opportunities, skill, education, creativity, mentors. . .What has God given you?  What will you employ in His kingdom service?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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