If they prove worthy by being watchful and ready, their master will care for them. The passage from St Matthew (25:14-30) tells of a man who, before setting off on a journey, calls his servants and entrusts his assets to them in talents, extremely valuable ancient coins. The first servant, who loved his master more than himself, worked hard. The master in the parable, then, represents Jesus, and the servants represent those awaiting His return. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. If Jesus were to come today, would you and I be found faithfully obeying what He has called us to do? The two servants who did well are rewarded in different amounts. One day a disagreement arose between them as to who was the greatest in the eyes of their master. The American Revolution: Was it Biblical? Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning, The Gospel this Sunday [33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A] is the Parable of the Talents. 34, 46). But what makes this so bad is not just that he is evil in his treatment of others – as we have already seen – but also that he will get what is coming to him, as we will see next. But what you find in that parable is they don’t receive equal commendation. Further, we should be impatient for the End to come, weary of evil and longing for the time when evil will be set aside and righteousness is established. They do so with the knowledge that they will someday give an account of their management. google_ad_format = "468x15_0ads_al_s"; The parable of the talents, depicted in a 1712 woodcut. google_color_link = "0000CC"; The Parable of the Two Servants There once was a man who had two indentured servants. This is what verse 51 is all about. Today I’ll cover The Parable of the Faithful Servant (Luke 12:35-48 and also similar texts in Matthew 24:42-51 and Mark 13:32-37). The Parable of the Talents Teacher Background. In contemplation of this parable, Klyne Snodgrass rightly speaks of both the patience and the impatience a believer must possess: How can the church acknowledge both its own long history and its lively hope without looking silly? The two servants that used their talents wisely received similar greetings but not rewards. The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. google_color_text = "000000"; A woman who lived by this teaching was shopping in a small country store. While gone, he gives us gifts and asks us to use them for his glory. Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers (Matthew 21:33... Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. The master of the house replied, "I will let you discover that for yourself. Jesus used a measure of money to tell a story about His return. 26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? So they went to the master of the house and asked him, "My lord, which of us is greater?" He might be on the way!” Facing them, she said, “I don't have to get ready—I keep ready!”. google_ad_channel ="9114005908"; He warns His disciples of the inevitable attacks on His teaching and on those who proclaim it, pointing out the guilt of those responsible (verses 1-2). 1. Thus, the servant was ready to give an account of what he had done when the master appeared. ... especially the Parable of the Great Banquet and the Parable of the Two Debtors. The servant who was given 2 talents did the same. This is Part 7 in a series about reclaiming the true meaning of Jesus’ teachings (Part 6 here). 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Knowing she was a Christian, they began ridiculing her. The king in the story is Jesus. The Parable of the Talents 14 (A)“For (B)it will be like a man (C)going on a journey, who called his servants[a]and entrusted to them his property.15 To one he gave five (D)talents,[b]to another two, to another one, (E)to each according to his ability. So they went to the master of the house and asked him, "My lord, which of us is greater?" And for him the comforts and delights of this world pale by comparison. google_ad_width = 468; 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Two of the three servants do just that, and … He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Jesus is coming back! A parable is a tale about a simple, common subject to illustrate a deeper, valuable moral lesson. “Not seven times, but seventy-seven times.