The Parable of the Talents and its Limited Good Context"The Everlasting Gospel" more Modern Day Application and the Parable of the Talents
Did you know that the Parable of the Talents has nothing to do with your abilities or money as we have been taught for so many years?
After reading this Parable of Yeshua a gazillion times over the decades, I finally understand it and the context. All in the terms of the peasant first century mindset of limited good.
Mat 25:13 “Watch therefore, because you do not know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Aḏam is coming, Mat 25:14 for it is like a man going from home, who called his own servants and delivered his possessions to them. Mat 25:15 “And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability, and went from home. Mat 25:16 “And he who had received the five talents went and worked with them, and made another five talents. Mat 25:17 “In the same way, he with the two also, he gained two more. Mat 25:18 “But he who had received the one went away and dug in the ground, and hid the silver of his master. Mat 25:19 “And after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. Mat 25:20 “And he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents. See, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ Mat 25:21 “And his master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy servant. You were trustworthy over a little, I shall set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ Mat 25:22 “Then he who had received two talents came and said, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents. See, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ Mat 25:23 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy servant. You were trustworthy over a little, I shall set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ Mat 25:24 “And the one who had received the one talent also came and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed, Mat 25:25 and being afraid, I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’ Mat 25:26 “And his master answering, said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. Mat 25:27 ‘Then you should have put my silver with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. Mat 25:28 ‘Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to him who possesses ten talents. Mat 25:29 ‘For to everyone who possesses, more shall be given, and he shall have overflowingly; but from him who does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away.
IT IS TALKING ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN GRANTED EVERLASTING LIFE WILL GO OUT AND SHARE THE GOSPEL TO WIN MORE INTO THE KINGDOM OF EVERLASTING LIFE. REMEMBER ALL THINGS GOOD IN A PEASANT SOCIETY WERE LIMITED, THIS IS WHY THE ONE WHO RECEIVED ONLY ONE TALENT WAS SO HARSHLY JUDGED. HE WAS MORE CONCERNED WITH HIS OWN LIMITED VISION OF LIFE.
BARUCH HASHEM YHWH.