PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Matthew 25:14-30
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:21)
I like how the NIRV refers to monetary amounts, $10000, $4000, $2000.
What would I do with $2000 (or in today’s terms, more like $2,000,000)?
Do I appreciate the value of the blessings I have received?
My money, education, freedom, abilities, opportunities, time, connections, etc.,
As God’s children, and as Jesus followers, we are ALL blessed with something.
Even the poor or disadvantaged have something: mouths, hands, minds, time.
The question is not how much, but what we do with what that we do have!.
Jesus explains that in God’s kingdom we are blessed to be a blessing.
Whatever we have, much or little, is intended for helping, loving, serving others.
This is how we increase the blessing; by sharing it we gain even more.
If we horde or waste our blessings, we not only rob others but also ourselves.
The one who refuses to use what he has loses what he could have had: more!
Don’t focus on what you don’t have, but on what you do have, how you’re using it.
I sense the Lord gently challenging me, am I multiplying or burying His gifts?
Lord, impress upon my heart the implications and consequences of wasting the many gifts and opportunities You have trusted me with.