He Entrusted Me with a Fortune!
When you play Monopoly, everybody starts out with the same amount of money—$1,500. Not in God’s world. He loves diversity in his children, and it pleases him to make them all different. Nobody has everything and nobody has nothing. Everyone is gifted.
“To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability” (Matthew 25:15).
In the monetary system of the Greek-speaking eastern Mediterranean world, a talenton weighed 75 pounds. That’s 1,200 ounces! Do the math. If Jesus had a silver talent in mind, it would be worth more than $10,000 in today’s money. If it was a gold talent, it would be worth more than half a million. The point: the wealthy traveler was entrusting his staff with a serious amount of money. He trusted them—both their honesty and their business aptitude.
God trusts you too. You have been given time, skills and abilities, and money to manage. The Giver watches you earnestly to see what you are going to do with these loans. He gives you an astonishing amount of leeway in what you do with it all, hoping that you use it for his agenda.
Say it with me: I have a lot. It’s all his. He trusts me.