The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225


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Spiritual Entrepreneurship

"And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one...." (Matt.25:15).

Yesterday I broke down Jesus' Parable of the Talents. Luke recorded a similar parable in chapter nineteen. We know that a talent was a large sum of money and that a man entrusted three servants with varying amounts. Since the term talent seems to be a unusual word for a sum of money, lets take it at face value. Lets suppose that the word actually means a talent or ability. Which of the three talented men would you identify with? I am afraid that many of us would sadly link ourselves to the one talent man and underestimate our abilities. The one-talent man took absolutely no risks. He showed no entrepreneurship...I believe that the Lord expects us to use our talents to the best of our abilities. Living a Christian life requires more than just sailing along with whatever breeze that is blowing. It involves more than "playing it safe" and doing as little as possible. It demands a kind of service that produces results. I have a vivid memory of visiting an elderly sick woman of our congregation in her home on a Sunday evening. One of our newer members came along with us for the first time, and upon walking out to our cars he said, "that was fun." Sometimes we never discover how much talent that we really have for fear of failure. The Lord wants us to be spiritual entrepreneurs. Those who seek spiritual gain in the gospel, for ourselves and others, will become richer...Those who neglect or squander what has been entrusted to them will become spiritually impoverished and run the risk of losing what they have. Most success involves taking a risk. We should want to become spiritual entrepreneurs...

Have a wonderful day...Go about doing good... Love mark Phil.4:11

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