Upon returning home, after a long absence, the master asks his three servants for an account of the talents he entrusted to them. There is authority over five cities to one, and authority over ten to another. But if that wicked servant says to himself, 'My master is delayed,' and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. There are several other parables that communicate this idea that it is necessary to obey God and that we show what we believe by what we do: To better understand the connection between our actions and our belief, read about the. He is just continuing to do his duty, day after day, without fail, without forgetting, without unexplained lapses. It is no wonder that our Lord puts this in a question form.
We are the Servants My dear friend, these parables Jesus has been giving apply to us -- you and me. The money, talent or mina, is only the vehicle He uses to teach a far greater lesson. So, I came to your site and found this lesson which I love because of the visuals. And here is a primary lesson: Christ speaks in these two parables about money, but He is really talking about something far more important —the elements of spiritual character. There was no sense of urgency. And He is not finished with us! He will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. But you do not quit.
The parable of the faithful servant helps us to understand the urgency of being ready for that day. In each case we have a story of servants being given a sum of money, and at the return of their master Jesus Christ an accounting is required. It is impossible to discover the truth in a parable by superimposing current culture on the Jewish culture of New Testament times. Enter into the joy of your master. The occasion for it is found in a preceding chapter Matthew 21 in which Christ announced that the kingdom of heaven would be taken from Israel and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof Matthew 21:43 —the believers gentile and Jew of the age of grace.
The servant was told that he was to be sold; along with his wife and children. Activity A — Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant — Bible Verse Challenge Supplies — Bibles Verse — Matthew 25:21 Pass out Bibles to students. When I go to Genesis chapters 6-9, I read about this catastrophic event that destroyed the world. Also see Psalm 78:2 and Ephesians 3:9. It allows us to change our life and become like God as He intends. In the end the one mina was taken from the unprofitable servant and given to one who had done more through his effort.
A servant would normally be serving his master, not celebrating with him. Be worthy of that sacred trust he has in you. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. We have to do something. You were given 5 talents, and the master wanted you to use it to grow his business. There is a lack of interest.
And then He goes on to describe what is going to happen to the one that will not be found ready. Back when Jesus was on earth, a talent was also what they called a very large amount of money. What is the answer to Peter's question in 12:41? That 1 talent was worth 20 whole years of work for him! The faithful and wise servant, the believer who will be included in the company who will be known as the Bride of Christ and who will reign alongside of Christ in the millennial kingdom. If we are living for ourselves, we cannot at the same time be under discipline as a faithful servant to the Master. How God blesses the person who resists temptations to this sort of sin. Here in this parable He is outlining the structure and administration of His coming reign upon the earth—the millennial kingdom.
Help younger kids and new kids find the verse by following these steps. Back to the story, the man left on his trip and the servants each did something with the money that they received. Some had placed their faith in His person deity , His purpose grace-gift of salvation , and His office Messiah ; while others rejected these critical aspects of His incarnation and life. How do we learn prudence and wisdom? Then He shows who is not a faithful servant by virtue of his actions. When Christ used a parable, He expected the believer to understand the parable by making the necessary transference from it reality to the truth that He was seeking to convey.
A servant will be beaten in accordance with his knowledge of what his master wanted. Some of us are good at memorizing, some of us are better at certain sports, and some of us are better at knowing how to help others. The Sadducees inquired about relationships after the resurrection. This is the message conveyed to Timothy by the apostle Paul: But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. Wycliffe Bible Dictionary, Louis Goldberg, Th.