“Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest…For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance.” Matthew 25:14-30
In the parable of the talents, the two servants the master praised had done something with the amount of money they were given. The third servant buried his in the ground. It took less than an hour of work, and he was finished. The other two found creative ways of earning more. Scripture doesn’t tell us what they did but they weren’t sitting on their hands.
If we’re honest, we also have to ask what we are doing with what we’ve been given: talents, gifts, money, intellect, drive, passion. Are we investing those energies and resources? Are we [watching TV / surfing the internet] our life away? It is much too easy to fritter our lives away, isn’t it?
What one practical thing can you do today to invest in that Heavenly Kingdom?
That phone call of encouragement. That email. That bouquet of flowers. That apology letter. That seemingly ordinary compliment on a job well done.
It doesn’t take much for God to multiply or reward our efforts, but it does take effort. And before you know it, you will have doubled what God had originally given you.