Matthew 25: 15 – 16, 20 – 21 – ‘To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained give more… The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’ His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness.’’

 

Read the full parable from Matthew 25: 14 – 30.

We need to prove ourselves good stewards of any amount God entrusts to us. When we invest skills and wealth that God has blessed us with and see it multiply, God is happy with us and wants to bless us further.

Although a talent is a measure of money in this parable, there are many things God can bless us with that he hopes we will multiply. If we have children and raise them to know and love God, we should expect and hope that they’ll go on to impact others to know and love God – whether they’re blood relatives or not.

If we have a musical skill or talent, are we using it to praise God? If we have business skills, are we using them to train others and further God’s kingdom? Whatever God has blessed you with, invest in it, improve it, teach it to others and impact the world for good!

Wealth tip – consider only borrowing money to purchase assets that will generate income for you, not for products that will decrease in value over time.