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The parable of the talents teaches us that we must do something with what has been entrusted to us.
Stewardship is about leveraging every aspect of our life for the sake of advancing the Kingdom of God. Stewardship is also a means of grace God uses to advance His gospel both in and through us to the world. God's grace through Christ has radically transformed our lives, so let us respond in worship by radically stewarding our time, talents, and treasures for the glory of God.
For most of us, it is easier to give money than to give our time. We would rather pay someone else to serve and help others, than get our own hands dirty by participating. Actually serving others is more demanding since it requires us to break a familiar routine and do something beyond our comfort zone. Painting, or cleaning lockers, or planting ground cover at a school is harder than simply putting some money in the offering plate. Making packets and giving them to homeless people is harder than giving a dollar to the person standing on the corner. So why is it so difficult to give our time?...
Jesus tells a story about a man, his servants and the possessions he entruts to them while he is away on a trip. But the point of the story reaches much deeper into our spiritual lives. It speaks of our view of God, our motivation to serve in the Kingdom and our understanding of the partnership we have with Jesus until he returns.
Jesus explains to four of His disciples the events that are to come.
As we celebrate Easter, it is important to remember that our Lord became our Savior out of necessity. As such, He is to be worshipped, adored and obeyed as the Savior AND Lord who is worthy of our talents, our treasures and especially our time.