The parable of the talents teaches that we need to use the talents the Lord has given us. When we do so faithfully, He will multiply them. A wearable reminder of our duty. Makes a great gift!
Something to ponder …
Talents used are talents multiplied. Success is not the result of chance or of destiny; it is the outworking of God’s own providence, the reward of faith and discretion, of virtue and persevering effort. The Lord desires us to use every gift we have; and if we do this, we shall have greater gifts to use. He does not supernaturally endow us with the qualifications we lack; but while we use that which we have, He will work with us to increase and strengthen every faculty. By every wholehearted, earnest sacrifice for the Master’s service our powers will increase. While we yield ourselves as instruments for the Holy Spirit’s working, the grace of God works in us to deny old inclinations, to overcome powerful propensities, and to form new habits. As we cherish and obey the promptings of the Spirit, our hearts are enlarged to receive more and more of His power, and to do more and better work. Dormant energies are aroused, and palsied faculties receive new life.
Bible verses to meditate on
Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. - Matthew 25:16
And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. - Luke 19:17
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. - Luke 12:34
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. - Matthew 6:33