February 23, 2020


Matthew 25:14-30

A comparison of the kingdom of heaven.

A man gave talents to his three servants and went away to a far country. So Jesus has given gifts to all those that are his disciples to come back and reap the harvest.


(i) To one he gave five and that servant earned additional five talents making it ten.

(ii) To the next he gave two talents and he earned additional two making it  four.

(iii) To the third he gave one talent and that servant did not trade with his talent but buried it in the ground.

One important thing to note is this:

“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).

NOTE:  that even in this world believers are given talents with which to work for God. God does not assign to anyone what he cannot do.

It is left for each man or woman to dedicate time and energy to the task before him which God has given according to ones own ability.

Note what the servant who did not work with his talent told the master:

25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. (Matthew 25 : 24-25)

Read verse 24 carefully and you will note he abused the master as someone,  who wants to earn where he did not sow.

The master rewarded the faithful ones and took what he gave him and gave it to the servant who earned most.

Many people go about casting aspersions or blames on people in this open world free for all to struggle and achieve greatness.

God has given you a gift to work for Him, do not be the type who will keep blaming your creator for giving you nothing and want to reap from you.

We must know by this that God’s assignment to you is not what you cannot do. So if you keep going about envying other people,  remember their achievement is proportional to their talent. Do your best to add one to your only one talent to make yours two.

God is concerned about your commitment and He will reward you accordingly.

To the servant who did not perform well the Lord said he was unprofitable.

The master therefore said :

“And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 25:30).

And we must never struggle to become profitable by cutting corners, for cutting corners does not use talent from God.

The devil can prosper people also. The master will not say to you well done. If you engage powers outsude God in other to succeed such jncreasenyou mjght have do not come from God.

Also in material life God has given us talent with which we can grow into greatness.

Pursue your natural talents from God and grow into greatness. No matter how small it may be,  faith like a mustard seed can move mountains. It also grows into trees for other birds to perch on.


God bless you and grant  you grace to make use of the gift in you.

Miracle Valley Sermon 23rd February 2020.





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