Focus: 1 Corinthians 7:17 - KJV
17. But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
1 Corinthians 7:17-24
The Lord once spoke a parable about talents. The noble man distributed his goods to his servants (slaves as it were), to each according to their several abilities. Incidentally, no one commits goods to servants (or slaves). In ordinary parlance, slaves are not assumed to be thoughtful enough to commit enterprise unto. It suggests that the nobleman, by his act, was converting the slaves to stewards. Ironically, also, he never told the stewards what to do with the goods he committed to them. Upon his return however, the first that got five goods had traded with it and gained another five, while the one with two did likewise and got another two. These stewards had acted outside slavery mentality to put faith in their master, to do what he expected and got valuable results. However, the last that got one talent had no faith in his master and therefore did not put the one talent to any good use but buried it, accusing the master of all sorts. He has been ever referred to as the unprofitable servant, and not a steward.
When God reposes confidence in us, even though we be His slaves, He takes us not as slaves but as stewards or sons. When He does, He does not give us details of what to do with the talents He gives to us, but expects us to profit the Kingdom by it. When we trade with the talents and make profit, it is akin to having faith in the Lord to do what He called us to do and not fail. If we don’t, fear makes us to bury our talent and thereby achieve nothing for the Kingdom. Such unprofitable people are never reckoned as stewards/sons in the end, but mere slaves who are unfit for the Kingdom. It is a clarion call to all members of the body of Christ. The Lord has ordained each of us and called us to serve Him, no longer as slaves but as stewards. If we yield His investment in us to good use, we gain much more; otherwise, such servant forfeits all.
Beloved, have you at any point taken time to ascertain the extent of talent the Lord has reposed in you for your calling? Since you were so called, have you engaged the talents in any profitable use? Are the affairs of the world not taking your time and commitment away from that which the Lord has committed you to? Have you truly transmuted to being a steward and no more a slave as the Master hopes you will? Do you truly have faith in God to do what He pleases by employing those talents? Until you take the step of faith to put the talent to work, you will never know what the Lord has made you capable of doing. Peter and John met the lame man at the beautiful gate: Peter spoke and pulled him up; miracle happened. John was standing. Thereafter, many fetes were recorded for Peter but not much miracles for John even though he was called the beloved. Put the talent to action and affirm your position as the Lord’s steward and worthy son.
SOLUTION: Faith has the power to move mountains; fear is a torment clearly. To the fearful, his talents are bottled up on his inside but to the faith-full, there are great revelations. The just shall live by faith, not fear. Have confidence in God always.
Please pray: Father, I thank you for your confidence in me and the talents you have delivered to me. Let me use the talents I have to full capacity, dear Lord in the name of Jesus. Do not let the devil cause me to be fearful for any reason, dear Lord in Jesus’ name. Please let the commendation for the faithful steward be mine, in the end, in Jesus’ name.
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