Matthew 25:29

To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.
– Matthew 25:29 (NLT)

 

One of the things we will be judged by is how well we used the resources God gave us in life. In the parable of the three servants, also known as the parable of the talents, the first, second, and third servants are given certain quantities of gold before the master leaves on his journey. Upon returning, the first two servants are praised and rewarded for their wise investments. The third, who buried his gold in a hole and wasted the opportunity to manage the resource, is punished. Jesus concludes the parable with his pronouncement in Matthew 25:29.

As Christians, we have a number of resources we are called upon to manage well. Time and money are the first that spring to mind. But also, our bodies, our families, our homes, and many facets of our jobs.

It seems all these resources are important. All have been given to us by God and we are expected to manage them well.

Mark 8:38

If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
– Mark 8:38 (NLT)