Mt 25:20-21 - "The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, 'Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.' 21 "His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave…" NASU
Jesus is trying to teach His disciples to be prudent, prepared and use the abilities that they have been given wisely.
Mt 25:15 -"To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability…" NASU
Let's investigate some statements people have said to me.
Then you are the perfect person to teach others how to endure and overcome suffering. You certainly don't want to miss this great opportunity to teach others.
Isn't that what we are supposed to be doing in life? We are to be learning the hard and difficult lessons and then sharing what we've learned with others.
Eph 4:28 - "…rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need." NASU
In Ephesians Paul is talking about why we work so that we can share with the one who has a need. This same principal is valid with what we experience in life.
We see people attend Alcoholic Anonymous meetings so that they can share some of their life stories to help the people who are in attendance.
A person who has overcome cancer is better qualified to speak to someone who is presently in the battle on what they did to stay strong and keep moving forward.
We have all experienced some difficulties in life and that qualifies us to share with others what we did that worked for us and didn't work for us during those difficult times.
What have you survived, overcome, struggled with, or experienced that you need to start sharing to help others?
You certainly didn't think that you were going to go through this learning experience and then not share your knowledge with anyone, did you?
Think on These:
The best advice you'll get is from someone who made the same mistake himself.
Education is what you get from reading the small print in a contract. Experience is what you get from not reading it.
A wise man learns by the experiences of others. An ordinary man learns by his own experiences. A fool learns by nobody's experiences.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.