Just as the servants have different talents given to them in “The Parable of the Talents” so do we as believers and staff (Matthew 25:14-30). Because of what Christ has done for us we have much privilege and a specific special gift. What are we going to do with it?
1. God gives much – Matthew 25:14-30
2. God expects much- Matthew 25:18
3. God rewards much – Matthew 25:19-23
We are not simply called to “sit in a hottub of grace” but rather to use our unique wiring, gifting, and grace to do something with it. The deeper our understanding of christ and our justification the freer we are to take risks. In the parable that Jesus told there was a danger in the investments that the servants made and risks that were to be taken. However, God rewards much as we see in verse 19-23:
Now after a long time the mast of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ ANd he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. enter into the joy of your master’ (Matthew 25:19-23, ESV).
God gets pleasure from our service. When we are faithful it makes God’s heart happy.
Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love (Micah 8:18, ESV).