Matthew 25:14-15 For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.
You Had On Job. That's a website featuring people who had one job but didn't do it right. That's the big idea in today's parable. Our one job is to know the generosity of Jesus.
In the New Testament, a talent is a monetary unit. One talent is equivalent to twenty years of wages. Five talents, then, the amount entrusted to the first servant, is equivalent of one hundred years' worth of wages. What a generous Master!
How generous? Jesus was betrayed by Judas, mocked by the crowds, denied by Peter, unjustly accused in a kangaroo court, sentenced to death by a weak-willed Roman Governor, crowned with thorns, scourged by muscle men and nailed to wood. Jesus did it all for us! When we believe in Christ's generous, over-the-top redemption, we can't help but be generous ourselves.