Matthew 25:21 – Verse of the Day 5/12/13
In this verse Jesus brings home the central point of “Parable of the Talents.” God demands a response from those who have heard the Gospel. For those who respond in faith the reward is eternal life and the “joy of the master,” but for those who fail to produce a return on God’s investment the consequences are dire. These serious consequences should make us sober, but they should not mute our joy!
God promises to give us a new heart capable of serving him, and he promises to reward our faithfulness. Although we do not deserve any of this, God desires to bless us in spite of our lack of desert! Spend some time in prayer thanking God that what He has given us is only the smallest taste of what He ultimately intends for us to receive.