Number your talents and see what ye have to render back.
We ought to observe that the unprofitable servant did not spend that talent on himself or use it in the business for his own benefit. He was not a thief, nor in any way misappropriated money placed under his charge. In this he excels many who profess to be the servants of God and yet live for themselves only. Furthermore he did not go and squander his talent: and yet he was cast into outer darkness. A schoolboy was asked by his teacher “what are you doing, John?” He was called up; and thought to be quite innocent by saying, “I was doing nothing, sir; but his teacher answered, “That is the very thing for which I singled you out, for you ought to have been doing the lesson which I gave you.” Were not those on the left hand made to depart with a curse because they did nothing? He who does nothing is a “wicked and slothful servant.” What then will become of some of you?
Daily devotions are from the book “The Saint and the Prince” compiled and edited by Rev. Stanley Barnes.
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