How many times have we heard the story of the "talents" in Matthew 25:14-30 and applied its meaning to "modern day" definition? Talent equals our "GOD given abilities" so we are to put our natural gifts to work for GOD. Has modern terminology and interpretations mislead us? If we read closely, the Talents were DISTRIBUTED ACCORDING TO EACH ONES ABILITY, not the abilities themselves, thereby "Talents" are not our GOD given abilities. Two servants received rewards while the third servant was cast out, for doing nothing. The "Talents" remained the MASTER'S PROPERTY in this parable. So what do we have which remains to be GOD'S? OPPORTUNITIES! Opportunity not to lie or exaggerate in pressure situations; Opportunity not to take advantage of others less fortunate; and an Opportunity to be a CHRISTIAN around Non-Christians. Could it be that the TALENTS GOD has entrusted to us are to be acted upon, and not buried where we do nothing? ARE OUR TALENTS, "GOLDEN MOMENTS OF OPPORTUNITY"?
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