Reading: Matthew 25:14-30
I tried reading again the Parable of the Talents with the intent to highlight less on the page of my Bible. Here are the few phrases I’ve highlighted:
“entrusted his property to them”
“hid his master’s money”
“I have gained five more”
“I will put you in charge of many things”
“Come and share your master’s happiness!”
“you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers”
“For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance.”
“And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
A moment of assessment—what is it that I have? Good health, strength, knowledge, skills, experience, money? Are they really mine, or are they the Lord’s? Some time in the future He will settle accounts with me—what have I done with what He has entrusted me? What gains have I made for my Lord? Will I prove to be ready to get more responsibilities? Will I be rejoicing, sharing in my Master’s happiness?
Take my life and let it
(Frances R. Havergal, 1874)
- Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise.
- Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.
- Take my voice and let me sing,
Always, only for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
- Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.
- Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne.
- Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.