Pray for all the one-talented members of the Body to rise up to serve so that the church may have a way to go on and be built up (Matt. 25:14-19, 24-27).
Matt. 25:14-19, 24-27—For the kingdom of the heavens is just like a man about to go abroad, who called his own slaves and delivered to them his possessions. To one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability. And he went abroad. Immediately he who had received the five talents went and traded with them and gained another five. Similarly, he who had received the two gained another two. But he who had received the one went off and dug in the earth and hid his master’s money. Now after a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them…Then he who had received the one talent also came and said, Master, I knew about you, that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not winnow. And I was afraid and went off and hid your talent in the earth; behold, you have what is yours. And his master answered and said to him, Evil and slothful slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I did not winnow. Therefore you should have deposited my money with the money changers; and when I came, I would have recovered what is mine with interest.
For further reading please refer to CWWN, vol. 61, “Matured Leadings in the Lord’s Recovery (1),” ch. 19, pp. 212-213 and Further Talks on the Church Life, p. 143 as cited in The Crystallization-study Outlines—Gospel of Matthew (2), msg. 9.
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