Matthew 25:19–23: After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
“So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ 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.’
The faithful servants took their talents and put them to work for their Lord. The unfaithful servant hid his talent in the earth. Instead of using his opportunities, he buried them! He did not purposely do evil. But by doing nothing, he was committing sin and robbing his Lord of service and increase. The two men who put their money to work each received the same commendation. It was not the portion but the proportion that made the difference. They started as servants, but promoted to rulers. Faithful with a few things, so the Lord trusted them with many things. They had worked and toiled, and now they entered into joy. Faithfulness gives a capacity for greater service & responsibility. 1
Your Word is Truth
How has Jesus demonstrated His faithfulness towards you over this last week? Do you use every opportunity to display your faithfulness to Him? Is your motive pure?
That I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. –Acts 20:24
You Alone are God
It is the motive behind your work that glorifies the Lord the most. – TWEET IT
Your Will be Done
Lord, thank You for teaching me about the importance of faithfulness in the little things.
1. Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.