The Parable of the Talents

This parable is a story about a man who traveled to a distant country and returned after a long time (Matthew 25:14-30). To three of his servants, he gave varying sums of money that they might use what he gave them to make a profit (a talent is probably used here for a monetary unit). Two of the servants doubled their money, and upon his return the man commended each of them, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” The third servant buried the money he was given and gave it back to his master when he returned. His master did not commend him, but rather called him a “wicked and lazy servant.”
The man who went on a long journey almost certainly represents Jesus Christ Who after His death and resurrection went back to heaven. Whatever the Lord has given us, His servants, we must use it to glorify Him while waiting for Him to return. May we be faithful to use our time, talents and treasure in our service to the Lord.