Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Parable of the Three Servants

Matthew 25:14-30 (Contemporary English Version)
The Parable of the Three Servants

14The kingdom is also like what happened when a man went away and put his three servants in charge of all he owned. 15The man knew what each servant could do. So he handed five thousand coins to the first servant, two thousand to the second, and one thousand to the third. Then he left the country.

16As soon as the man had gone, the servant with the five thousand coins used them to earn five thousand more. 17The servant who had two thousand coins did the same with his money and earned two thousand more. 18But the servant with one thousand coins dug a hole and hid his master's money in the ground.

19Some time later the master of those servants returned. He called them in and asked what they had done with his money. 20The servant who had been given five thousand coins brought them in with the five thousand that he had earned. He said, "Sir, you gave me five thousand coins, and I have earned five thousand more."

21"Wonderful!" his master replied. "You are a good and faithful servant. I left you in charge of only a little, but now I will put you in charge of much more. Come and share in my happiness!"

22Next, the servant who had been given two thousand coins came in and said, "Sir, you gave me two thousand coins, and I have earned two thousand more."

23"Wonderful!" his master replied. "You are a good and faithful servant. I left you in charge of only a little, but now I will put you in charge of much more. Come and share in my happiness!"

24The servant who had been given one thousand coins then came in and said, "Sir, I know that you are hard to get along with. You harvest what you don't plant and gather crops where you haven't scattered seed. 25I was frightened and went out and hid your money in the ground. Here is every single coin!"

26The master of the servant told him, "You are lazy and good-for-nothing! You know that I harvest what I don't plant and gather crops where I haven't scattered seed. 27You could have at least put my money in the bank, so that I could have earned interest on it."

28Then the master said, "Now your money will be taken away and given to the servant with ten thousand coins! 29Everyone who has something will be given more, and they will have more than enough. But everything will be taken from those who don't have anything. 30You are a worthless servant, and you will be thrown out into the dark where people will cry and grit their teeth in pain."

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This parable is reminding us to spread the word and share the love of God to us.

We already received God. We love Him and we are afraid to commit mistakes, but it shouldn't end there.

We should spread the word of God, be instruments, to be willing to become servants who will help people to be closer to our Father and to know Him more. We should not be ashamed to share and speak to others of how great is our God. We should not just keep the gifts that God has bestowed upon us. Testify. Win souls for Jesus.

Feed the hungry. Give the thirsty something to drink. Clothe the naked. Take care of the sick. Comfort the weary. Pray for others. Help those who needs our help and allow them to see God's love through us.

Be not a servant who is good for nothing.

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4 comments:

John said...

Thank you for this inspiring blog. This is a wonderful guide for anyone wanting to live for God — sharing the love we have received with the world.

Anders W. Ellingsen said...

I agree: This is a beautiful blogpost! Penlighted write: "This parable is reminding us to spread the word and share the love of God to us." And that is so true. That is what she herself do by her work on the network "Fools for Christ". God bless her for that work. :-)

GORDY THREEHORSES said...

according to the bible, greed is good,as long as it makes the wealthy more wealthy off the sweat of YOUR BROW.

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