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Monday, April 29, 2024 5:40 PM

A Call To Action

Monday, April 29, 2024 5:40 PM
Monday, April 29, 2024 5:40 PM

In the Parable of the Talents, recounted in the Gospel of Matthew, we see a profound lesson on responsibility and accountability to God's commands. The story tells us about a master who leaves his property in the hands of his servants, each according to their ability. Upon his return, the master evaluates their efforts. The servants who actively multiplied their talents were rewarded, demonstrating their understanding and alignment with their master’s expectations. However, the servant who buried his talent offered excuses — fear and a misjudgment of the master’s character — as reasons for his inaction. His master sharply rebuked him, revealing that excuses, especially those rooted in fear or a wrongful image of God, are not acceptable in the kingdom of God.

This narrative drives home the message: God expects us to engage actively with the gifts He has entrusted to us. When the servant who hid his talent blamed his master for his own inaction, claiming fear of the master’s harshness, it mirrored how some of us might justify our lack of action in life. We might say, "God is too demanding," or "I'm afraid of making mistakes." But the master's response — taking the talent away and giving it to the more productive servant — shows that God does not accept these kinds of excuses. He expects us to step up, using whatever we have been given, no matter how small it may seem, to work towards His purposes.

Let this parable be a reminder to us all. No excuse stands when it comes to not doing God's work. It challenges us to avoid complacency and fear, pushing us to seize every opportunity for spiritual growth and service. In God’s kingdom, every gift, every moment, is a precious resource meant for us to use in service to Him and to others. It's a call to action — be bold, be faithful, and multiply what you have been given for the greater glory of God.

Just a thought,



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