Today is Tuesday of Holy Week, and our Journey to Easter takes us back to an important parable Jesus taught to His disciples on the Mount of Olives that Tuesday afternoon. The Parable was a story of three servants and how they used or misused their talents. Jesus said that His going back to heaven would be like a man who went on a long journey and called his servants in and entrusted them with five, two and one talent. The servant that had five talents used his talents wisely and earned five more. The servant that had two talents also used them wisely and made two more. However, the servant who only had one talent buried it.
Upon the master’s return he called his three servants in and praised the first two servants for using their talents wisely. The master said, “Well done good and faithful servant-you have been faithful with a little, I will put you in charge over more.” To the servant who simply buried or wasted his talent, He chastised and took away the one talent he did have.
What are you doing with what God has given you? Are you using it for God and His kingdom or are you burying your talents or wasting your treasures on things that really don’t matter?
Think about it…and have a great day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D