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Unemployed capital: God doesn’t like it.

In the Parable of the Talents (see Matthew 25 of the New Testament), the master gave capital to three servants. He gave five talents to one servant, two talents to a second servant and one talent to a third servant. Servants one and two doubled the master’s investment: from five to ten and from two to four, respectively.

The third servant, however, stuck the talent in a Ball jar and buried it by the fence post (in essence). No return on the investment, for he was afraid of the master; he was afraid of risk and the unknown. The master was T.O.’d: …at least you could have put the money in the bank and earned interest.

“Cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (v. 30) — OUCH!

I wonder how God feels about big banks who receive capital at no cost and bury it in a “Ball jar” within the Treasury Department via buying government bills and notes?
Individually, are we employing the capital given to us?

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