Pay attention to the detail

Matthew 25:14 – 30 is known
As the parable of the Talents

So we LOOK AT the Talents
And MISS other things which
Are written as well…
The DETAIL…

“For the kingdom of heaven
is like a man traveling to a
far country”
(Matthew 25:14)

“After a long time the lord
of those servants came and
settled accounts with them.”
(Matthew 25:19)

Now, I am NOT saying that
The Talents are not important
For, of course, they are…

However, “the kingdom of heaven”
Should be what we are interested in
And the “man” is as important
As to what is done, or not done
With the Talents…

So who is this man that is travelling
To a far country?

Well I believe it is Jesus Himself
Talking about His ascension
Into heaven – “a far country”

Jesus will come back again
What we call “The 2nd Coming”
And like this “man”
He will examine His church
To see what we have done
With what He has left us
In charge of…

“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.”
(Matthew 25:15)

Notice verse 15 says:
“to each according to his own ability; “

It is recorded in 2 Corinthians 10:12
That the apostle Paul says:
“For we dare not class ourselves
or compare ourselves with those who
commend themselves. But they,
measuring themselves by themselves,
and comparing themselves among
themselves, are not wise.”

The reason I point this out
Is that we are “to do” with “what”
We are given

Likewise we are NOT “to do”
What others are doing…

Too often we are guilty of
Comparing ourselves with
Each other and Paul says
We are not wise if we do this

The “man” gave to each
“according to his own ability”

So take heart in whatever it is
That you have been gifted with
And DO it WELL

Let other people DO whatever
It is that they are doing

The only authority and opinion
That you should have
Is over and concerning what
You are doing…
NOT over what someone else
Is or is not doing

Jesus will come and examine
And judge YOU according to what
He has given YOU

He will NOT come and examine
And judge YOU for what
Someone else HAS or HAS NOT
Done…

So “Pay attention to the detail”
And stay focused on what you
Have been given

Also realise who it is that has
Given it to you
For it is to Him that you will
Have to give an account to
At the second judgement:
1 Corinthians 3:11 – 15

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