I find 19:24 really profound, when the master tells those standing by, “Take his mina away from him….”
My footnote says, “Those who seek spiritual gain in the gospel, for themselves and others, will become richer and those who neglect or squander what is given them will become impoverished, losing even what they have.” 😳
That reminds me of the parable of the seed that fell among the thorns and gets chocked by life’s worries. Remember what it said in 8:18? “Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken from him.”
That means “Truth that is not understood and appropriated will be lost (19:26), but truth that is used will be multiplied.” (NIV commentary)
That is really heavy when you sit and ponder it! One can lose the little truth he has in his heart! 😱
Good thing we are “seeking spiritual gain” by doing this 90 day reading! We are becoming richer!