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Living with the opportunity

Matthew 25:14-15“Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability.”This passage has been such a difficult thing to figure out. It has been something that I have been dealing with and something that I have been longing to understand. Many people see that as that God gives you talents and you got to take your talents and live for God. But what are talents. It has been explained talent to be either your real talents, or money, or something God gives you. However, there is a distinction between talent and ability here. After reading this commentary (http://www.raystedman.org/new-testament/matthew/living-dangerously) it seems that things make more sense here. Talent, the way we know talent, according to this passage is ability, and talent as referred to in this setting is opportunity. The property owner (…

Steadfast love of God

Psalms 106:1Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!This is a crazy kind of love. It is the kind of love that does not let go. No matter how unfaithful or how terrible it is, God will not let go of Israel. I read a commentary saying this is what the Hebrew word “chesed” which refers when God talks about his people Israel. It is a covenant word, between God and His people. Which is sort of crazy. If you think about it, it is crazy that He even loves us. It is His nature to love us, but it is also in his nature to be holy and just. We are not allowed in His presence due to our sin, but because of His love for us, He provided a way.This is very amazing and at the same time, just unbelievable. It just doesn’t make sense. The more I ponder this, I just find it unbelievable. I mean we are all crazy people. We ignore God, we betray Him, we do our own thing, we never get it right, but for some odd reason, He sent His son who…