Use it or lose your soul

“Use it or lose it.” This true phrase reminds us that we must use our abilities or we’ll eventually lose that capacity.

Spiritually, there is more. Jesus declared in the parable of the talents that either we use the gifts God has given us, or we lose our soul.

The conclusion of the parables mentions a figure of speech that refers to hell.

“And throw that worthless slave into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” Mt 25.30 NET.

When God gives us an opportunity to serve, he will judge us if we do not take advantage of it. When God gives us a talent for use in the Kingdom, he will hold us accountable if we refuse to employ it.

This holds true both on Sunday and Monday.

Congregations beg for Bible school teachers while qualified people sit in the pews. Will God hold them guiltless?

Assemblies are less than they could be because a brother refuses to share his gift of speaking, singing, reading Scripture, or praying. Will God pretend he doesn’t notice that talent being buried?

On Mondays (and other days of the week), visits, cards, phone calls, emails could all be helpful to someone, but a Christian pretends not to notice the need. Will God just let it go?

If the parable is true, God will consider us as worthless servants. This is what pew-warmers and the negligent are to God.

Do we really want to be in that number?

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

2 thoughts on “Use it or lose your soul

  1. Sobering thoughts, and much needed. So much to do! It is the little things done every day by every person that will make all the difference. 🙂

    1. I suspect that God’s servants need to do a lot of exhortation and rebuke so that his church is not full of dead weight. Right on that everyone pitching in makes it all add up. Thanks, good to hear from you.

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