Use what the Lord has given you

Matthew Bible Background

02.08.2018 – New Testament: Matt 25.22–23

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 25.1–30 on February 8, In the year of our Lord 2018

By Don Ruhl

Jesus spoke a parable that illustrated how He deals with us now and later. In the parable a wealthy man distributed his money to his servants that they might do something with it while he was gone. The man who had received two coins, had this encounter with the wealthy man when he returned,

“He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord’” (Matthew 25.22–23).

That illustrated that Jesus has given to each of us as He has so desired. Some of us have more that we can do and some have less ability. Either way, He expects us to do what we can with what He has given us. One of the servants in this parable received two talents (money) and he used it to make two more.

Then that servant heard the words that we should all want to hear when we stand before the Lord Himself and we have a conversation with Him about what we have done on the earth. The Lord will say, “Well done, good and faithful servant…” I cannot think of any words more precious than those words that I want to hear from Jesus.

Questions:

  • What is the Lord going to say to you based upon what you have done?
  • Do you live each day for Him?

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