Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Matthew 25:14

"For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods."
Matthew 25:14

Several parables start out like this.  I find that interesting.  Really, that is our situation here on earth.  God has called us, and delivered his goods into our hands.  And whether the parable continues with talents, or with a vineyard, or with us treating his servants badly (as we so often do), the real problem lies in our frequent delusion that *we* own these goods... or that we can steal them, or hoard them, or that we have the right to make decisions concerning their safety.  God may not be here standing in front of us, but the true ownership of all things remains his.  And the hilarious thing is that getting all resentful and pouty about that is completely ignoring the fact that God is willing to give us ALL that he has... he wants us to inherit the kingdom, he wants us to have all things.  We just have to learn to take care of it first... only that.  Today, let's recognize that we are students and children, and know that robbery and resentfulness will never get us our heart's desires... but studying, learning, and becoming worthy of God's gifts will get us everything we could ever want.  As soon as we are ready to take care of the riches of eternity, we will have them.

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