“…the one who received the one talent came forward saying; Master, I knew that you were a harsh man…I was afraid and I hid your talent in the ground. ” Matthew 25:4-30 The very first time I read this (more that 45 years ago) I assumed that the “Master” in the story was in fact a harsh man who took what didn’t belong to him. Why would anybody want to be in service to someone who is constantly taking things away from them? The story actually tells of a Master who is giving something of value to his servants and when the those servants who worked hard increased that value, the Master gave them more! I think I can understand the servant who was afraid. Perhaps he just wanted to make sure that he didn’t screw up the one talent that was given to him. However we learn from this parable that allowing fear to hinder us won’t move us in the direction that God wants us to go, nor will we fully experience any of God’s rewards. We should never be afraid to use the “talents” God has given us.
Reblogged this on In Love With The Lord Poetry and Prose and commented:
Always an honor to have someone such as yourself take what God has given me and spread His good news. I am equally happy that it was a word that spoke to your heart. Peace as always and many many blessings to you.
I believe the Lord had you write this for me. Thank you! Much in my life is BIGGER STORM THAN EVER and provision is “HELLO JESUS, UM WE’VE TALKED ABOUT THIS” yet I feel led in directions which extend the “problem” further and hesitate thinking “must not of heard THAT. Time to discern a bit more. It might be I’m closing the vault door . . . Thank you, thank you!
I could relate to your comment to Chrusty.. There was a time in my life when I had a significant and on-going problem. I thought the Lord would never deliver, me. But with His help I survived and eventually thrived. Remember. “Those who wait upon the Lord with renew their strength.”
Thank you! Trusting Him BIG TIME for provision “crisis” and led strongly is ways this sensible girl says “yes, Lord but um this pays in blessings and what about my mortgage bill?” So, true what you say. Ultimately, whether the human eyes see or not, His way is ALWAYS amazing.