Tuesday, October 07, 2008

God's Grace

I didn't quite understand this term at first. I thought it only meant the general blessing we receive daily.

Then, in my BSF homework, it discussed about the Parable of the Talents.

"Talent" here is not meant literally the natural abilities we have but the weigh of goods in different amounts to the servants in this parables.

Take note, this is my own reinterpretation.

There were 3 servants who were given different goods by their master, as follows in order: 5 talents, 2 talents and 1 talents.

The first 2 servant put the money to work and gained back double the original amount. The last servant went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid the master's money without doing anything with it.

When the master returned and met up with all the servants, he was pleased with the first two faithful servants and rewarded them with higher responsibilities. However, the master was displeased with the last servant and took the 1 talent and gave it to the first servant with 10 talents.

(Refer to Matthew 25:14-29)

Hebrew 12:15 says "See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many." (NIV)

Hence, personally, I felt the one-talent man missed God's grace from his distrust and perhaps bitterness rooted within him. He did not trust God's grace to increase the talent and in fear, he hid the money in the ground.

His lack of faith has robbed him of God's grace and blessings.

In this case, I think sometimes we must take that leap of faith and believe in Christ. If not, we will never experience His grace and whatever "treasures" we have will still be buried in the ground or worse, taken away...

Therefore, Carpe Diem!

Take this moment now to tell God that you really believe in Him and invite Him into your life.

You will never regret it as you experience the peace, love and God's grace! :)

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