The Parable of the Talents

A man is going on a long journey and entrusts three servants with talents (money) before he leaves. To the first he gives five talents (~100 years’ wages for a laborer). To the second he gives 2 talents (~40 years wages). And to the third he gives one talent (~20 years wages). Upon returning the man settled accounts with his servants. The first servant with five talents doubled his money and was praised by the man. The second with two talents also doubled his money as was praised. The third however hid his talent in the ground for fear of losing it. The man called him wicked and lazy for not even investing it with bankers where it could at least gain interest.

One day we’re going to have to settle up and answer for what we did with what we’ve been given. There’s no way around that. Whether you feel like you have a little or a lot, you’re going to have to give an account for it.

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