The Parables of Jesus: The talents

The Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24 to 25 is Jesus’ end times sermon where He discusses the events leading up to His Second Coming. In Matthew 25, Jesus shares three parables, in this article we look at the parable of the talents. Jesus speaks of a man’s journey to a “far country” (Matt 25:14), so he leaves three servants in charge of his considerable wealth. To one he gives five talents, to another two, and to the last one. Upon the master’s return, he demands an accounting of the servants, only to find that whereas the first two commendably doubled their wealth, the third one did nothing with his talent. The master severely chastises this last servant, calling him “wicked and lazy” (v 26).So, what’s Jesus’ point?

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