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The Faithful will Receive a “Well Done!”



The Parable of the Talents- An Earthly Story with a Heavenly Meaning




For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them.  And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them and made another five talents. 

 

And likewise, he who had received two gained two more also.  But he who had received one went and dug in the ground and hid his lord’s money. After a long time, the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.

 

So, he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.  His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.





He also who had received two talents came and said, Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them. His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord (Matthew 25:14-23).

 




KEY Words


A man (The Lord) traveling to a far country, was symbolic of Jesus coming from heaven, and He distributed talents/gifts to His servants (born-again).

 

The Lord distributed the gifts/talents according to each servant’s ability. They were to invest what the Lord gave them to manage (be good stewards/managers with what God entrusted to them).

 

The Lord went back to heaven, and after a long time, He returned for the servants to give account of how they managed the Lord’s money - this is symbolic of the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10). The servants with five and two talents received “Well Done” because they were faithful.

 

What is not written is the “Rapture” The Lord will meet us in the air first.  For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18). Then we will be judged on our works – how we managed the certain responsibilities He assigned to us.


Also, these two servants doubled what was given them to invest, and great was their rewards. How about you? God has given each of His children responsibilities to carry out in the earthly realm that has eternal ramifications/consequences that could be good or bad, depending on the choices we make.


The kingdom of heaven is synonymous with government, so every time you see the kingdom of heaven, replace it with God’s government.


Tomorrow you will find out what happened to the servant who refused to do his Lord’s will.









I want to hear my Savior say "Well Done" good and faithful servant!


Betty A. Burnett ~ burnettministries.org



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