A Good Investment
The master divided the money among his servants according to their abilities. No one received more or less than he could handle. If he failed in his assignment, his excuse could not be that he was overwhelmed. Failure could come only from laziness or hatred toward the master.
The talents represent any kind of resource we are given. God gives us time, gifts, and other resources according to our abilities, and he expects us to invest them wisely until he returns. Our time, abilities, and money aren’t ours in the first place—we are caretakers, not owners.
We are responsible to use well what God has given us. The issue is not how much we have, but how well we use what we have.
One Year with Jesus