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Matthew 25:14-30 Plenty of Talents

No way to invest what God gives you

No way to invest what God gives you

We are continuing on with Jesus and His disciples on the Mount of Olives. He is teaching His disciples about the end times and His returning. In our reading today, Jesus is using another parable. This one deals with the concept of final judgement at Jesus’ coming.

At the beginning of Jesus’ parable he introduces us to three servants and their master. The master is a very shrewd man. He easily judges the character of all his servants. He was savvy in business, and was very wealthy. I looked up a talent in my bible helps and it says that ONE talent is worth 20 years’ worth of wages. In the day when my bible helps were written, one talent would equal about $600,000. Between the three servants, this man entrusted his servants with 160 years’ worth of wages. That is $4,800,000! Read more »