"He replied, 'I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away.'"
What did the third servant do wrong? Doesn’t it seem that keeping the mina safe and sound, returning it exactly as it was given, is at the very least a conservative move? He even wrapped it in a cloth to keep it clean! This parable seems to convey that God not only takes very seriously the stewardship of what was given, but that He also has no place for the gift being “tucked away” rather than invested. Jesus repeatedly chides those of “little faith,” instructing them and us centuries later to not hide away our greatest gift: the good news of salvation. Proclaim it wherever you go!
Take honest stock of the gifts God has given to you, and ask Him to show you how you might use them for His glory.
Bible In A Year
- 2 Chronicles 1-2
- Psalm 8
- Matthew 12