Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Powered by 4

Powered by 4 - Apr. 8, 2011

  • 2011 Apr 08

Focused Progress

today's reading.
Matthew 25:14     "For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property...

the blog.
There are two things that stood out for me from the parable of the three servants and talents in Matthew 25:14-30. (I won't rehash the story here since we just read it.) First is that the master divided up the talents or bags of gold or silver based upon each servant's ability. And second is that the master expected the servants to use what had been given to them to make or do even more. As I considered these two points, it dawned on me how important it is for me to stay focused on whatever task God has set before me and that I need to give my full effort to it. It's not too difficult to get pulled off course when I start looking at and comparing myself to someone else and their skills, ability and progress.

So what skills and abilities has God gifted you with? And how are you using your unique talents to invest in and grow the kingdom of God? Tami W.

think about it.
This master entrusted property to his servants on what basis (25:14-15)? What did they do with it (25:16-18)? How were the servants rewarded when the master returned (25:19-23)? What was the judgment on the one who did nothing with the property (25:26-30)? What does this say about how God entrusts us? How does this motivate your service today?

join the discussion on the p4 blog
get more on this topic with back to the bible


powered by 4 is all about engaging God's Word and living it out--in community. So if it's encouragement you want or motivation you need, join the discussion on the p4 blog--a place to weigh in on the daily scripture as well as share thoughts & questions. And, for a more in-depth look at the powered by 4 readings, tune in to the daily back to the bible radio program with Woodrow Kroll. 


Follow Crosswalk.com