The purpose of the talent

In the parable of the talents, written in 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, an expectation in regard to these talents. Have you ever considered why God gave you the talent you have? What did He have in mind when He granted you with 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 this talent; this is, He wants us to multiply our talent. Just like when we give something to God, He gives it back to us back multiplied, He should also receive multiplied! This would be the fair thing to do, right?

There are talents we are born with and there are talents we develop as we grow up and mature. And 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 we acquire through the talent we were born with. A good and faithful servant multiplies the talents he received; this is, he develops other talents through the ones he already possess! He is not content with what he already knows how to do, but invests in learning more! He doesn’t just return what he received, but also returns 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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