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MARCH 17

 

Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath—Matt. 25:28,29.

 

Why is the one-talented man chosen as an illustration of these talent-burials? It is to show the responsibility of those who have least—that the Lord expects even the least of His consecrated people to know of and to use the talents (opportunities) he has in his possession, and that he will not hold guiltless even those who have the smallest ability (opportunity) to serve Him and His brethren and His Truth, and who neglect to use it.

 

 

Parallel passages: 1.Cor. 4:1,2;  Matt. 13:12;  Mark 4: 25;  Luke 8:18; 12: 35-38, 42; 16: 2; 19: 26;   1.Cor. 15: 10;  Lev. 10: 1-7; Acts 1: 20; Matt. 24: 45-51;  1.Pet. 4:10.