Burying the Gifts

Dig it all out!

But the master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn’t plant and gathered crops I didn’t cultivate, why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.’

Matthew 25:26-27

This verse pricks me deep inside. I think about all the gifts and talents that my gracious God so mercifully placed inside of me and I ask myself if I have invested every single one of them, or am I wickedly and lazily burying them in the ground?

Of course, the answer is clear enough to me. There are lots that I have allowed to lie fallow, and if my Lord calls it wickedness, He surely must take it seriously.

I must find within myself the grace He has given to bring to use every gift and talent for His glory so that from His lips I will hear: “Wicked and Lazy” “Good and Faithful Servant”!

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’

Matthew 25:23

How about you?

14 thoughts on “Burying the Gifts

      1. I write songs. Things that come up while playing guitar. But I have so much and I actually cannot write lyrics for. And I’m a band of 1….

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  1. Great message!! Several years ago the Lord posed to me a rhetorical question!

    Do you know the most valuable piece of property in ANY neighborhood in ALL the world? A cemetery!

    He went on to explain His reason for saying so, and it was because, the cemetery is “the place” where “the most” untapped potential and unused gifts are buried!

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