Using Our Talents Robert B. Thompson



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Using Our Talents  by  Robert B. Thompson

Using Our Talents by Robert B. Thompson
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For whoever has will be given more (talents), and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. (Matthew 25:29)I do not know if I ever heard anyone explain what the talents of gold represent, that are mentioned in the twenty-fifth chapter of the Book of Matthew.If we think about it, the parable of the talents is referring to the Lords servants. In fact, all of the Bible is about the Lords servants. The Bible is not written to the world, except possibly Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, which appear to apply as much to the world as they do to Gods people.

Certainly the New Testament is directed toward Gods family.The term talent is applied by people of the world to music, art, athletics, and so forth. I do not believe these definitions are what is meant here. I think Christ is referring to the portion of Himself that is given to a member of His elect, His Body.

Talents refer to gold- and gold in the Scriptures typifies Divinity.It also could represent special ministries, gifts, or abilities given to the believer by the Spirit of God. In this case, he or she must be absolutely conscientious and diligent in the employment of them.There is a parallel, I believe, in the thirteenth chapter of the Book of Matthew. I am referring to the thirtyfold, sixtyfold, and hundredfold. I used to think these were three different sets of people. I am leaning now to the understanding that these are three stages in the pursuit of the fullness of victory in Christ.When we look about us in Christendom we can see that some people have been given a greater portion of Christ than is true of others.

I am thinking now of Lawrence of the Resurrection, commonly known as Brother Lawrence. He was moved to invite Christ into every aspect of his life.The time of business does not differ with me from the time of prayer- and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were on my knees.

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