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What Is The Parable All About
The parable of the talents is one of the most well-known parables told by Jesus. It is referred to in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, making it one of the most widely accepted parables.
The word “talent” refers to a measure of weight used during the time of Jesus. A talent was a large amount, around 75 pounds (34 kilograms) .
The parable describes a master who goes away and entrusts money to his servants. Two of them invest the money and reap a good return, but one hides the money in a jar and does not invest it. When the master returns, he praises the first two servants but punishes the last one.
The sun and the moon
In this parable, the sun and the moon represent two very important elements in life: success and relationships.
Success is defined as achieving your goals and ambition. In this parable, success is achieved by working hard and investing in yourself. The farmer in the story did just that when he planted his seeds.
He did not worry about what he would get, but rather invested his time, effort, and resources into planting the seeds to eventually reap what he sowed.
The same can be said for you: you cannot achieve your goals if you do not invest in yourself. You must work hard to reach that point of success, but it will pay off in the end!
Relationships are a big part of our lives, both personally and professionally. In this parable, the seeds that were planted alongside each other were friendship seeds.
The truth will set you free
The parable of the rich man and Lazarus is about the reality of our existence as opposed to the illusion. It’s about what happens after we die, not before.
It’s also about how our actions in this life affect us in the next life, for better or worse. In this parable, Jesus makes it clear that whether we believe in him or not has eternal consequences.
He tells this story to make a point: there is a hell and there is a heaven, and if you don’t accept him as your Savior, you will be sent to hell.
This may seem very blunt, but it is an important truth that Jesus wanted his followers to understand. He wants us all to go to heaven, but he wants us to choose it. Only we can choose whether or not we accept him as our Savior.
Who you are defines what you see
In the parable, the householder leaves to gather fruit. While he is away, the other workers come and work in his vineyard. When he returns, he pays them according to how much work they did.
He pays them all a full day’s wage, but some of them have worked all day and others have not. He doesn’t pay the ones who haven’t worked at all, but they are still upset when others are paid.
The parable explains that the ones who have not worked at all are angry because they are “poor” and “wealthy,” but they do not recognize their own lack of understanding. They do not understand what it means to work or to earn a reward. They only see that others were paid and they were not.
The householder says that these people are fools because they do not understand—they only see what is on the surface.
Seek the truth
This parable is all about seeking the truth. The shepherd in the parable left his sheep to go and learn what he could about the truth.
He learned about the coming of the King, that he was coming as a child, and how this would be a sign of his authority.
By learning about the truth, he would be able to recognize him when he came. This is an important part of this parable, he must recognize him!
We can’t miss this point- we must seek the truth, learn about Him, and recognize Him when He comes. Otherwise, we may not be prepared for His coming.
The parable also points out that even though many will not believe in Him when He comes as a Child, some will still believe in Him. He points out three types of people that will believe in Him.
The earth and the heavens
A parable is a story that Jesus tells to help us understand something about God and our relationship with Him, as well as our relationship with others.
Most of Jesus’ parables relate to the Kingdom of God, or the rule of God in the world. The parable of the soils is no exception. It relates to how people respond to the Gospel, or the good news about Jesus.
The Parable of the Soils describes four types of soil: 1) a path-like soil that bears weeds; 2) a rock-like soil that does not bear fruit; 3) a shallow soil that bears grass; and 4) a rich soil that bears fruit.
The key element in this parable is fruit. What does it mean by fruit? Not just any kind—the kind that endures. The kind that lasts until you pick it off the tree, or until you eat it, depending on which type it is.
Who is the narrator?
In most parables, the narrator is God. In Jesus’ parables, he often uses the third person singular pronoun he or him to refer to God. For example, in the Parable of the Talents, Jesus says, “He who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough.”
However, in this Parable of the Weeds, it is unclear who the narrator is. Some scholars believe that the narrator is actually Satan himself!
This makes sense when you read the parable: The weeds are called “the devil’s work.” The servants do not recognize their master until after the time of service is over. And only then does the master of the house “tell them to go into the household of heaven.” This sounds a lot like whatJesus tells his followers: “I give you a new home in heaven with me.
What is the theme?
The theme of the Parable of the Talents is obvious: be faithful with what you’re given. God gives us all gifts, and we are expected to use them for His glory.
He gives us all opportunities to serve Him, and He rewards those who take advantage of these opportunities. Those who don’t are punished, even if they don’t realize it.
The man in this parable assumed his servants would do what they were supposed to do with what he gave them. He didn’t check on them or see what they were doing. He simply trusted them and assumed they would be faithful with what he gave them.
The same is true with God; He gives us all gifts and opportunities, but He expects us to take advantage of them. If we don’t, we may suffer the consequences.
What is the moral of the story?
The parable of the pearl is all about finding your true value and identity in Jesus. In the parable, the merchant finds the most precious jewel in the sea and trades everything he has for it.
Just as the merchant found his true value in the pearl, so we find our true value in Jesus. He is the One who makes us worthy, who makes us happy, who makes us complete.
We are called to give up everything that keeps us from loving and worshipping God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength (which includes our time, resources, and attention).
We are called to give up what keeps us from being receptive to God’s grace in our lives. And we are called to be a light to those around us (by sharing Jesus with them).