Investing in the Market of the Kingdom

Investing in the Market of the Kingdom

Matthew 25:14-18 (NLT)

“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip. “The servant who received the five bags of silver began to invest the money and earned five more. The servant with two bags of silver also went to work and earned two more. But the servant who received the one bag of silver dug a hole in the ground and hid the master’s money.

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God has given resources to you because He wants to change the world through you. It could be money, as in the case of this parable, but we also understand from other scriptures that God gives talents or abilities—gifts from heaven—to perform unique deeds. The point of this story is, Do not hide what God has given to you!

Maybe you have not discovered your “bag of silver” yet because you are observing or trying to imitate the abilities of others more than seeking that which God has given you. Begin looking for your own “bag” or your own talent. It most likely lies in the area of your natural instincts and innate desires.

Then invest in that “market.” The best way to develop all that God put into your life is to activate those resources and talents in the public square—in your workplace, in your business, at your school. You will find your Master will partner with you to multiply your Return On Investment.

Pray like this: Lord, thank You for this Word that teaches me that I have something of Yours inside of me. Help me to bring it to light to achieve Your purpose in my life and achieve extraordinary results that will bring Your kingdom to the lives and places around me! In the name of Jesus, Amen!

Have a blessed day!

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