Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Precious Talents

Ezra 7:10

I long to say truthfully of you, "Lord, Thou gavest me five talents, behold I have gained five other talents." Then, I could show the precious talents of your righteousness! "For we have a treasure in earthen vessels." These are the talents which the Lord begs us to trade with spiritually: the two coins of the New and the Old Testament that the Samaritan left for the robbed man to get his wounds healed.

Therefore, we must not keep the Lord's money buried and hidden in the flesh. Don't hide your one talent in a nap¬kin, but like a good business person, always work with your mind, body, and a steady, ready will to distribute it. Then the Word will be near you, in your mouth and heart.

The Word of the Lord is the precious talent that redeems you. Such money must often be seen on people's tables so that, by constantly trading the good coins, they can go into every land and purchase eternal life. "This is eternal life," which You, Almighty Father, give freely: that we may know "Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent."

Readings taken from Day by Day with the Early Church Fathers


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