The Rev. Dr. William Heisley
Lessons: Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30
It’s all about money. It’s all about money and nothing is clear.
A rich man called his 3 slaves around him. They were probably close confidants, people bought and chosen to protect the man’s property. He gave one of them 5 talents and one 2 talents and one 1 talent. There is a wide variety of thinking about what a talent was. But most often you read that a talent was worth about 15 years wages. So he gave one, what: at least $2,000,000? Ten million dollars? More? Even the one he gave the least had a lot of money to handle, maybe $600,000. Not probable to us. But Jesus’s listeners would have understood. (more…)