Starting with Nothing

Re: Verse reading–Deuteronomy 8:10-18; Matthew 25:14-30 (day five)

14 “For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.”  In this parable what can the slaves call their own?  What do they actually begin with?  Nothing.  They are slaves.  They depend on the master for food, clothing, shelter, and provisions.  Then he gives them “talents”.  It’s a humble place to start, but I believe that it leads to an insightful perspective.  Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it”.

I read this week in an article “the more you own, the less freedom you have.”  It made me pause and think.  I wonder however, if these passages might change our perspective of the Lord and ourselves.  What about this:  The more we “steward” the more freedom (and joy) we gain.  Something to think and pray about.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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