Be Found Faithful by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
HIGHER EVERYDAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL
MONDAY APRIL 05, 2021
TOPIC: BE FOUND FAITHFUL – 1
TEXT: MATTHEW 25:14-18
MEMORY VERSE: “And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey” (MATTHEW 25:15).
The eminent female lawyer, Folake Solanke, in an interview with The Guardianv in 1996 said, "Whatever talents we have, we must make sure we do not fritter them away, but we must cultivate them and use them to the optimum not only for ourselves, but for others."
God gives gifts and talents to all His children as He wishes. He knows everyone perfectly. No Christian youth should feel superior to others because they are multi-talented. Neither should anyone feel inferior for being seemingly less gifted. Everyone should be contented with their allotment of gifts by God and strive to make the best use of them. The two servants were given the same commendation, "Good and faithful servant," and received commensurate rewards because reward is not by number of talents but by their faithful use.
All believers are expected to put their talents to use for the edification of the Church and advancement of the kingdom of God. To use God-given talents for self-interest is tantamount to rebellion against God. Focus on your talents and be faithful to God in their use.
QUOTE: God gives gifts and talents to all.
CHALLENGE: Make the best use of your God-given talents.
PRAYER: Oh God, I thank You for the talents You gave to me.