I HAVE GAINED FIVE MORE
Matthew 25:20 “The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. Master, he said, you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.”
Every blessing and gift we have comes from the Lord. We should pray for wisdom to use those gifts and talents for His glory.
Good stewards of the Lord always have something to show for their diligence in serving Him. The person who received the two talents gave an account of his as cheerfully as the one who had received five talents.
On the day of accountability God will not look at our success but rather our faithfulness and the sincerity of our hearts on how we have used the talents He has given us. Have we used what He has given us, either small or large to serve Him. Have we been cheerful and faithful to put to work every gift He has given us?
RETURNED AND SETTLED ACCOUNTS
Matthew 25:19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.”
When Christ returns He will ask for an account of how we have used everything he gave us us.
Have you used the talents He has given you for His glory?
HE CALLED HIS SERVANTS AND ENTRUSTED HIS PROPERTY
Matthew 25:14-18 “Again it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability.
Then he went on his journey. The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. So also, the one with the two talents gained two more. But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and buried his master’s money.”
After Christ’s resurrection He ascended into Heaven. He will return in the Second Coming.
He has given us gifts and resources to serve him and to use for His glory while we are waiting for his return. Some people are given time, others money, abilities, talents, or the skill to do a task well.
He gives us these gifts to build His Kingdom on earth. Cooking, cleaning, teaching, giving, preaching, and sharing are all gifts He has given us.
If we hate the Lord, have no desire to serve Him, are lazy, or selfish we will not use His gifts.
How well have you used the gifts and resources that Christ has given to you?