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TODAY’S MEDITATION – Do you know the value of your talent? (Matthew 25:14-30)

 

How many people have talents, but are suffering, looking for a job, running after money here and there, not realising the talent they have is what God has given them to make the difference in this world? My brother, my sister, what is your talent? Because all of us have a talent, provided by our Creator when He sent us in this world. Allow me tell you something my friend: in the world, when a boss notices you have a talent, why does he exploit it to make money or even gives you quick promotion to keep you around them? Because you yourself have not noticed your own talent to be able to produce the money directly for yourself!

Unfortunately, the world has reduced a talent to an innate ability, most of the time artistic, that someone has to accomplish great things. We, the believers, should base our understanding on the Word of God. So, let’s look at what the Bible teaches us about talents: a talent was an ancient unit of weight and value in Greece, Rome, and the Middle East. In the Old Testament, a talent was used to measure or weigh precious metals, usually gold and silver and it is first mentioned in the inventory of materials used for the construction of the tabernacle: “All the gold that was used for the work, in all the construction of the sanctuary, the gold from the offering, was twenty-nine talents …” (Exodus 38:24).

In the New Testament, a talent was a value of money or a coin: Indeed the talents Jesus Christ is speaking of in the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18:21-35) and the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) refers to the largest unit of currency at the time. This allows us to say that the talent that God gives us have an invaluable monetary value, and must be invested to produce. Yes, my friend, the biblical meaning of a talent is that a talent represents a large sum of money. Thus, we can imagine the opulence that was put on David’s head when he was crowned a king: “David took the crown from their king’s head, and it was placed on his own head. It weighed a talent of gold, and it was set with precious stones.” (2 Samuel 12:30).

Wow! This brings me to ask you again: what talent has Jesus crowned you with? My friend, today as you realise the true meaning, weight, and value of the word ‘talent’ also realise that whatever talent you have is too valuable for you to ignore it. Unless you realise that it is through your talent that God wants to use you and establish you, you will always walk under a foreign yoke.

Yes, some people are sitting in an office today and working for someone or doing the work that their boss cannot even do while the Lord has made them the leaders of many. The same, can you even sell the talent that boss is willing to use for the benefits of his company if you are unaware of it? Take a minute to seek the Lord to identify your talent if you do not know it to use it in the right position; and if you know him, seek Him also asking Him the direction to use it properly, according to His purpose for your life so that it can be filled and enjoyable. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.