Today, we’re going to talk about a parable. A parable is just a fancy word for a story. Jesus used parables to teach people important lessons. In this parable, Jesus wanted to teach the people not to waste their God given talents and abilities. In the story, Jesus talked about a really rich guy who gave 3 of his servants differing amounts of money to take care of while he was away. The first guy was given the most and he worked hard and doubled the money. The second guy was given a little less but he also worked hard and doubled the money. The third guy was given the least and he did nothing with the money. In fact, he just dug a hole and hid it. When the rich guy returned, he was so proud of the first two guys for using the money to make more money. But, he was angry at the third guy who did nothing. Here’s the point, God gives each of us talents and abilities and he wants us to use
them. He wants us to work hard to get better at those things. But, more importantly, he wants us to use them to help others and to honor him.