A Letter to a Father about Talents: A Mystery of Life

In the book of Matthew chapter 25 verses 14-30, it reads; 14 “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. 15 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. 16 Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. 17 And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. 18 But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his Lord’s money. 19 After a long time the Lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 “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.’ 21 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.’ 22 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.’ 23 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.’ 24 “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’ 26 “But his Lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. 27 So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. 29 ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

How many times have you heard people say if you be faithful over a few things, the Lord will make you ruler over many? Yes, the statement is true, but what exactly is faithful over a few things? According to scripture, it is the MULTIPLICATION of your talents/gifts. If you read the underlined scriptures, you will see the King told only the servants who multiplied their talents that they were faithful servants. If you read verse 27, even though the man did not multiply the talent, the King told him you could have DEPOSITED his money with the bankers to GAIN interest.

My question to you today is, what are you doing with the talents and gifts God gave you? Are you multiplying them? Are you teaching your children the importance of their gifts? Are you asking God to reveal your children’s gift and equip you to help cultivate what God has given them? The word of God says in Psalm 115:14 May the Lord give you increase more and more, You and your children. That is my prayer over every reader of this letter, even those who don’t have any children. My whole purpose of writing these letters to you is to help guide you just as the Father teaches me.

Prayer,

Father God, in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord, and Savior. I come to you today to thank you for this day and thank you for choosing us before the foundation of the world to be a part of your excellent plan. Father God, fill us with your infinite wisdom. God, we pray that you give us the tools and equip us on this journey of life to fulfill all that you have planned for us to do. Father God, keep revealing your mysteries to the people and me so that I may continue to do the work the good work that you predestined me to do. God protect us from the evil one, keep us as the apple of your eye, hide us under your wings continually. Thank you for the revelation, and Father God, thank you for building us up so that you can dwell in us. May we know you, God. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.


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