To each according to his own ability. Matthew 25:15
What an encouraging fact this is! Yet, it is one which carries with it a real responsibility. For “according to his own ability,” the Lord requires His portion. There is no genuine servant of the Lord who has not been given his talent or talents. To suggest that there is would be to refute the Word of God and to cast a doubt on the grace of God.
The Word declares, concerning gifts, the “Spirit… [distributes] to each one individually as He wills” (1 Cor. 12:11). Moreover, as is emphasized in this parable, God never expects interest from what He has not given. It is true the slothful servant tried to cast a doubt on the love and justice of God by calling Him “hard” (Matt. 25:24), but his own injustice condemned him in the end. The Lord Jesus says, “My yoke is easy” (Matt. 11:30).
May I be abundantly faithful with the precious gifts God has entrusted to me, for His Name’s sake. Amen.
According to Your Word