The purpose of the talent


In the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30), we can see that the Lord did not give talents to His servants in vain. He had a purpose, a goal, a vision, and an expectation in regard to those talents. Have you ever considered why God gave you the talent you have? What did He have in mind when He granted you a greater capacity to do a certain thing? Or, what is His intention when He enables us to do a specific task?

God wants to receive the fruits of your given talent; He wants you to multiply your talent. Just like when you give something to God and He gives it back to you multiplied, He should also receive the fruits of your talents – multiplied! This would be the fair thing to do, right?

There are talents, which we are born with and there are talents, we develop as we grow up and mature. The development of new talents is not something superfluous or unnecessary, it is an obligation! Isn’t this what He demanded from His servants in the parable? Weren’t they supposed to multiply the talents they were given?

The multiplied talent is what you acquire through the talent you were born with. A good and faithful servant multiplies the talents he received and develops other talents through the ones he already possesses! He is never content with what he already knows to do, but invests in learning more! He doesn’t just return what he received but, also, the talents he developed as well!

In the parable, the servant with the five talents made five more, and the one who had two, made two more. This means we can develop at least one talent from the one we already have! This is extraordinary!

The talent you have, whatever it may be, was not given to you in vain. Therefore, you should not receive it in vain either. As it is written:

“We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain” (2 Corinthians 6:1).

God gave you this talent so that you may cooperate with Him, saving and multiplying it into other talents, so that you may save even more! Every talent you have or develop is one more channel to win souls. This means that the more talents you have, the more souls you can win!

So what are you going to do now that you understand the purpose of the talent?

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