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Matthew 25:28-29

Matthew 25:28–29 (ESV): "29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away."

No one will ever be judged by God on the number of talents they have but only on the faithfulness of using those talents to bring glory to Him. Our goal is not more talents but to take what we have been given and bring the maximum glory we can with what we have been given! Be a good steward Christian.

After speaking clearly about the suddenness of His return at an unknown hour Jesus speaks about what readiness looks like. He uses the parable of ten virgins and the parable of the talents to illustrate the same principle, we must be faithful with what we've been given until He returns. Those who are will be rewarded for their stewardship but those who aren't even what they have will be taken.

What does being ready for the Lord's return look like? Faithfulness! David Guzik comments, "Some think that readiness for Jesus' return is a very spiritual and abstract thing. It really isn't - it is a matter of being about our business for the Lord." Are you about your Father's business today? Don't be lazy and simply wait for His return. Be active and use all that you have been given to bring glory to His name. Don't worry about the exact moment of His coming, worry more about being found faithful when He comes, amen?

Father, we thank You for being so good to us. You have given us talents to bring glory to Your name. Forgive us for taking our hand from the plow at times and not maximizing our talents for You. Help us to be faithful with our time, finances, and knowledge that we might be found working hard to bring glory to You at the coming of our Lord we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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