Sep 25, 2018
One talent was worth 20 years’ labor, thus an emphasis on a very large amount a king, or master, entrusted to three people. One given 5, another 3, and still another 1. The first two doubled the money, while the third buried the talent out of fear, since he figured the master was a hard and difficult person. To the one who brought the master 10 talents and to the one who brought the master 4 talents, the response was, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” The third person, who only brought the original talent back, heard the master say, “Away with him into outer darkness.” The point is, that while the master is away, the servants are to go about their work patiently and faithfully.