I thought the parable Jesus tells of what the servants did with the money the king gave them, was about three servants. Today, my observations skills we're doing better than usual, I guess! Haha!
My Bible even titled the parable, “The Parable of the Kings Ten Servants”!
“Put this money to work until I come back” (Luke 19:13)
The first made 10 “mina” more than the one he started with.
The second made 5 more.
The third “laid it away”.
What about the other seven??????
Here is a thought…are we the other 7?
Think about it….we live in between the resurrection of Jesus and his 2nd coming…just as the servants lived between the time the man left and came back king. Were the other 7 not mentioned because we are in the process of investing our money?
That idea goes so well with the parable we just read the other day about the “shrewd manager”. “Use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.” (Luke 16:9) I think it also goes well with, “Let your light shine before men so that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matt. 5:16)
Obviously, mina can be symbolic of any gift Jesus gives to a believer. It doesn’t have to be money. Any gift can be used as an investing tool to bring others to know the Lord. The question this parable points to is, am I using what God has given me to invest in the kingdom?
Do I use my house to invest in the kingdom?
Do I use my car?
Do I use my time?
Do I use my singing ability….wait, no worries there…I don’t have that gift..
Do I use my medical knowledge to invest in the kingdom?
I want to answer yes to those questions because, one, I’m thankful God gave me those things and want to share and two…
well, we see how it went for the guy who answered “no” to investing his “mina”….😬
It clearly seems like we will be asked the question though, after all, we haven’t heard yet what the other seven did!!