"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'" Matthew 25:21
In order to explain the kingdom of heaven (God's rule in the hearts of His people), Jesus told the story of a man who entrusted his servants with different amounts of money. Two of the servants put the money to work. One servant, believing his master to be a "hard" man "dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money." When the master returned, he was not pleased with the one who had buried the money. But his comments to the two who were investors are found in today's passage.
God has given resources to all of us. Each of us has 24 hours each day. Every believer has been given at least one spiritual gift. Compared to the rest of the world, we are very wealthy. Along with these gifts comes responsibility.
Everything we have belongs to God. The question that each person has to answer is this: How am I investing all that God has given me? God is not pleased with those who hide their stuff in the ground.
Lord, may we be like the two wise servants in the story that Jesus told. Help us to invest Your resources well and, in doing so, reflect Your glory. In Jesus' name. Amen.