The Parable of the Talents
The man traveled to a distant land, but before he left he left the goods to three servants.
“Once he gave five talents, to another two and another, according to the means of each; and he immediately set out on a journey.”
“Then the one who received the five talents went to trade with them and created five more talents.
“And also the one who received two, got two more.”
“But he who received one went and buried his Lord’s money in the ground.”
“After a long time the master came and dealt with each of the three servants.”
“So the one came who received five talents and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you have given me five talents; here, I gained five more talents besides them. “
His Lord said to him, “Bravo, good and faithful servant, you have been faithful in several things, I will set you over many.”
The one who received the two talents also doubled his talents and the master was pleased with him. “
Then the one who received one talent buried his talent and returned the talent to his master.
The teacher was not satisfied, he was actually angry and said to the servant, “Why didn’t you at least deposit my money in a bank where I would get interest on my money?”
The teacher took his talent and gave it to the one who has ten talents.
“Use or lose”, which in short if we have to use what is given to us or we lose it.
The servant who buried his one talent did not use what was given to him, so it was given to someone else.
It also teaches us that it is not how much you will earn from the payment package that determines your financial future, but how much you will save.
By playing it safe without taking any risks, you may feel safe, but the day will come when you will lose everything you have so you can take advantage of what you have.
International sport is full of talented human beings who have reached the elite level of the chosen sport, but what we do not see is the hard work and sacrifice of these individuals to get where they are. Talent takes you so far, but hard work has taken them further.
Ask any athlete how long it takes to get in top shape after being out of action for a while, and they will say, “It takes a while to get in shape, but lose fitness faster when they stop training.”
As for the parable of talents, if you cannot be faithful to what has been given to you, then you cannot be in charge of greater things.