PUTTING GOD'S MONEY TO WORK!
Deuteronomy 8:17-18, Matthew 25:14-30
There are two types of people:
Those who work for money - (employees).
Those whose money work for them (Employers, Investors, Business people).
The difference between an Investor and an employee is that:
An employee uses his skills, time and ability to make others rich while an Investor uses other people's skills, time and ability to make himself rich.
Genesis 30:30 - You had little indeed before I came, but your wealth has increased enormously. The Lord has blessed you through everything I've done. But now, what about me? When can I start providing for my own family?".
THE MESSAGE BEHIND THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS;
It is a call for believers to embrace a kingdom mentality towards money matters and investments
It is a call for believers to maximize their God given giftings and talents
It is a call a for believers to invest their God given resources into profitable ventures
It is a warning that God hates idleness, laziness and passivity
THE THREE SERVANTS RECEIVED DIFFERENT AMOUNTS OF MONEY;
It is not an act of unfairness; it is an act of different divine placements
It is a lesson that God has apportioned different measures of Grace upon each person
It is lesson that we should celebrate those who have been given more
It is a lesson that we should appreciate and value the giftings God has given us
THE TWO SERVANTS PUT THEIR MONEY TO WORK:
God wants us to invest our God given resources into profitable ventures
God wants us to be business minded
God wants us to learn how to sacrifice now for future rewards
God wants us to create multiple sources of income
It is not the will of God that we chew and consume every amount of money that comes into our hands
THE SERVANT WHO HAD RECEIVED ONE TALENT BURIED IT INTO THE GROUND:
God does not want us to be idle.
God hates laziness and passivity
THE TWO SERVANTS WERE RECOMMENDED, REWARDED AND ELEVATED:
Hard work brings profit
Hard work brings promotion
Hard work brings respect and recognition