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Ten Talents - Matt. 25:28-30
Lesson # Ten Talents - Matt. 25:28-30
Study Material - Ten Talents - Matt. 25:28-30
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Ten Talents Matt. 25:28-30 28 Take [airo] therefore [oun] the talent [talanton] from [apo] him [autos] , and [kai] give [didomi] it unto him which hath [echo] ten [deka] talents [talanton] . 29 For [gar] unto every one [pas] that hath [echo] shall be given [didomi] , and [kai] he shall have abundance [perisseuo] : but [de] from [apo] him [autos] that hath [echo] not [me] shall be taken away [airo] [apo] even [kai] that which [hos] he hath [echo] . 30 And [kai] cast ye [ekballo] the unprofitable [achreios] servant [doulos] into [eis] outer [exoteros] darkness [skotos] : there [ekei] shall be [esomai] weeping [klauthmos] and [kai] gnashing [brugmos] of teeth [odous] . KJV-Interlinear 28 'Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.' 29 'For to everyone who has shall more be given, and he shall have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. 30 'And cast out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. NASB
Here we see that all unbelievers have laid up for them 'potential' blessings in heaven. But, since they do not enter into heaven, but are cast into the Lake of Fire, then all of their blessings are re-distributed to those who demonstrate genuine faith and spiritual growth in accordance with Gods will.
Now we have to borrow from 1 Cor. to see the outcome of the negative believer and the results of their evaluation: 1 Cor 3:15, 'If any man's work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire.' NASB
The negative believer (the one who does not grow up spiritually) will enter into heaven, but because he lived his life in unfaithfulness, his distribution of 'additional' blessings will also be re-distributed to those who have been faithful throughout their lives.
For the faithful, this will result in an infinite windfall of blessings. Not because of what they have done, for none of us (humans) can either earn or deserve anything from God. But because those who are faithful in following Gods commands, and that means that we do that which we ought to do anyway in life, and those things being done in the spiritual sphere of fellowship as defined by God, then this all combined with the failures of a vastly huge number of people who will fail in their spiritual lives, will result in the following:
The faithful will receive their allotted share of blessings as promised by God.
The faithful will receive a re-distributed portion of the shares of heavenly blessings lost by unbelievers. The faithful will receive a re-distributed portion of the 'additional' blessings withheld from other believers who have been negative throughout their lives, and by so being negative have lost their share.
Unbelievers will be cast into the Lake of Fire. No blessing there. They lose everything.
All believers will go to heaven. But we know that believers come in various levels of spiritual growth. Any person can believe in Christ, perhaps at a young age, and then just become disinterested in Christianity.
They can ignore God. They can have varying degrees of indifference. They can get involved in some other form of religion or cult. Negative believers can even live a life of pretense (for the public eye) and go to church regularly, but remain out of fellowship and therefore never grow up spiritually.
Some folks might even stumble into fellowship when life just hammers them and they fall down in tears and confess to God, looking for some help out of their predicament, whatever it may be. After all people read of confessionals in books, they see them in the movies as folks go into those little rooms with separators, with priests, and confess their sins. Some folks are even brought up learning this principle within their church functions, though those confessions may be inaccurate as people confess to priests rather than to God, but still the principle is learned.
So you see, folks can receive a minimal of spiritual growth even if by accident (money drawing interest in the bank) if they pursue some course toward God. They will eventually be led to the correct principles of doctrine if they are positive.
Those who rely on their 'goodness' will never grow up. Those who could care less, will never grow up spiritually. Those who pursue their spiritual life through some false means, will never grow up.
There will be a lot of people who will enter into heaven with 'zero' profits in their account.
We all have an opportunity to grow up spiritually. It requires merely a positive attitude on our part, a consistent habit of studying the Bible daily throughout our lives. It requires us to confess our sins on a regular basis (to God the Father) such that we might remain in fellowship and continue our spiritual growth from within the sphere of fellowship. All spiritual growth occurs from within the fellowship sphere.
Why? Because those are Gods rules. Why can't we recognize God and approach Him apart from Christ? Because God has made the rules requiring Christ as the only path to Him. This restriction eliminates man defining his own approach to God, and requires man to use Gods plan only.
We all have only one God and Father. Many of the world religions recognize this. But God has defined all approaches to Himself to be through His only Son - Jesus Christ. This, all the world religions reject, offering their own definitions of approach to God.
There is only one spiritual life, that which is by means of learning and applying the knowledge of God, in fellowship, to ones life. The human righteous folks try to accomplish this by simply being good in their lives. Human works are rejected in Gods plan. Only the work of Christ is acceptable.
So there is a great deal at stake in life. For those who reject all of this Bible stuff, they are trading away all their 'beyond imagination' blessings of eternity, in exchange for their own opinions of this life. A very bad trade. Might as well trade away a billion dollars for a dead horse.
For those who reject Christ altogether (unbelievers), they are trading away their entire future, in total, for their stubborn defiance by refusing to have one simple thought in their minds. A thought that takes only a couple of seconds - believing in Christ. That is the quintessence of stupidity and bad decisions.
This parable concludes with the bad slave losing a lifetime of wages, losing a lifetime of blessings. He spent his life doing what he wanted to do on his own, and with full knowledge of God and with full knowledge of knowing the repercussions of his own decisions and rejecting Gods counsel. This last slave became nothing more than historical filler. His life amounted to nothing when it was all said and done.
This certainly is not what you want for your life - to be a total failure and have nothing to show for your life. The talents mentioned in this parable indicate huge prosperity. The word for abundance means 'more than one can use in an infinite lifetime.' That is a lot. Why would anyone forfeit such an opportunity?
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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