The Bible: The Power of Rebirth

The Parable of the Ten Pounds

Reflection on the Gospel of the Wednesday
In The Thirty-Third Week Of Ordinary Time

 

Luke 19: 11-28

Jesus spoke this parable to warn His disciples that He would depart and return again before the kingdom came in full glory, and to tell them how to conduct themselves in His absence.

This parable is different than the parable of the talents in Matthew 25. Here, ten servants were each given an equal amount of money, worth about three months of wages for a working man.

God distributes some gifts differently, according to His own pleasure; others are universally given to every Christians – such as the gospel, which is given to each Christian in equal measure.

“But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We will not have this man to reign over us.’”
These citizens hated him, and they made it clear to the nobleman. In Jesus’ parable, the nobleman did nothing to deserve this rejection; it was only because the citizens had hearts full of hate.
These were not the servants who received the minas.
When the master returned,
The first servant heard beautiful praise from his master: Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities. Because he demonstrated faithful handling of the master’s resources, he was given authority over ten cities in the kingdom his master just received.
“The reward of work well done was more work to do… The great reward of God to the man who has satisfied the test is more trust.”

The second servant brought another good report.
He was also rewarded, though not with the words “Well done, good servant.” The number of cities he was given authority over was in proportion to his faithfulness in doing business with his master’s resources.

The third servant did not have a good report. He did not obey the master’s command to do business till I come. He merely kept the master’s resources and did no good with them.
The master did not reward the third servant. Instead, he rebuked him because the great power of the master should have inspired the servant to greater diligence, not to disobedience and laziness.
“In the Christian life we do not stand still. We use our gifts and make progress or we lose what we have.”

By the ten minas given to each, we may understand the Gospel of the kingdom given to each person who professes to believe in Christ, and which he is to improve to the salvation of his soul. The same word is given to all, that all may believe and be saved.”
God wants us to do at least two things. First, we are called to share the gospel.
The second thing we are asked to do is to use our gifts for God’s glory.
If you don’t fulfill your present commitments, there is no reason to believe you will fulfill greater commitments. If you can’t handle the influence you presently have, you will not receive more.
If we serve God moment by moment in whatever circumstance we find ourselves we will be astonished at what God will do through us.

Lord help me today to spread your gospel of salvation using the gifts and talents you have given me. May I too produce a 1000% for your glory , Amen

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