"And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey."
(Matthew 25:15 KJV)
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
(Philippians 4:13 KJV)
"According to his own ability." The measuring stick that Our Awesome God uses to measure us is not against one another—what someone else has done; rather, it is what we are capable of! He judges us against ourselves! So, never worry what others are doing; only seek what you can do better! "Be ready" means to be prepared for a long delay, as Christ may return tomorrow or in another two thousand years. His timing is to help us develop our faith and preparedness and for all to hear about Jesus Christ and His salvation for mankind. Do not misjudge yourself; seek Him and let your confidence be who you are in Him, not how others respond to you!
Just use those abilities He has given you. Don't hide them or refuse to use them. Our Awesome God is on your side cheering for you. Your abilities with God's help can move mountains or help someone understand the salvation of Jesus Christ.
This passage is also about where we invest the abilities Our Awesome God has given us. Remember, these talents are the abilities and opportunities that He gives us! They are to help us stretch and grow beyond what we think we can do. How we use them is up to us, we can use them to benefit us, use them in others lives, use them in Him or we can do what is foolish. However, when we are in Christ, do we waste what He gives? Take comfort; God only gives us the opportunities to match the abilities He has given us. Thus, the work is not too tough, and it is OK to not seem successful; God's success may not look successful to you. It is only when we refuse to follow and be used that it is considered wicked.
Our Awesome God wants you working for Him with those abilities you are developing. So develop them and get ready for an exciting eternity in heaven with this wonderful awesome God that knows all about us but still loves us. Join us in praising and worshipping Our Awesome God at your church or mine but praise Him! Tell Him, "Thank You!" for all He has and will do for you!
Our church is a loving church that wants to help others to a better understanding of Our Awesome God and His love, mercy and grace for all of mankind. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we love others while preaching and teaching from our Holy Bible about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Our church has a Bible Study at 9:30 AM on Sunday and Worship Service at 10:30 AM and then at 6:00 PM there is another Bible Study. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill