Burying your treasure part 1
Written By Michael Herbert
Jesus tells the parable of three men who were given money, although it can also reference talents, and abilities God has given you. Mark Twain said that “the two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you discover why you were born.” Judging from the first 2 men who received their talents, it is assumed, because they were successful, and God gave them the talents, that the one man who had one talent would have been successful too. They were commissioned to have put use to what God gave them, by doing this they bring glory to God. They expend the kingdom of God by being obedient. Matthew 25:15 “And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his abilities.; Francis of Assisi said, “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible”. God is only asking you to do with the ability he has given you.
Once your heart is set on serving the Lord, good things will always come out, even when there could be a conflict. The goal always is to glorify God and be obedient in what you do for the Lord, and he will bless your work, even though it may be difficult. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise, he that had received two, he also gained other two.(Matthew 25:17,18) These men wouldn’t have ever known the great heights that the Lord could take them unless they activated their faith and moved out in God’s promises. God did not create us to be lazy people but to put our hands to the plow in the ground. There are many procrastinators who say “someday” they’ll do something for God. They are often the ones who are critical of those who are in the harvest fields doing the hardest work. You could tell their hands are clean, but their hearts are dirty, for why would somebody criticize unless they are jealous most of the time. I found in my life those whose words are critical have never done anything for the Lord, but the ones that are sympathetic to those that go out into the harvest fields know how hard it can be.
The third man is that person. He comes up with excuses for being lazy. They are all assumptions on his part. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not sown: I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. Verses (24,25) The third man missed out on the blessings that would’ve come to him if he would have Activated his faith. The world is full of those who are “almost” people. There is a TV commercial playing in America that quotes a Greek Methogogy saying, “Fortune favors the brave.” Can you be found faithful and brave enough to step out of your comfort zone snd taste and see that the Lord is Good?