Use It or Lose It

“For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away.”

— Matthew 25:29

As we continue to look at this verse, we note that many people often lament the fact that it seems that the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. Money makes money; nothing succeeds like success. However, this is a principle Christ built into the universe and enunciated in his earthly ministry.

The essence of that principle is: Use it or lose it. Money does not make money, unless it is put to use. In the parable of the talents, there was the third servant who hid his talent in the ground. His money was buried and produced nothing. If he had used it, it would have produced more.

The principle certainly applies in the physical realm of the body. Build your muscles; don’t let them atrophy. This is also true in the case of our work. Is it not a fact that the person who is able to do something finds that he is given it to do? We will then unquestionably find that opportunities will grow with the exercise of our gifts.

It is also true in the moral area of conscience. Our characters will develop in due proportion to those aspects we give our time to exercise and develop. Would that more of that time were spent studying the Word of God.

If you are not being used by God as much as you wish, make yourself available to Him.

Divine Master, give us strength today to serve You well. We desire to be good stewards of Your gifts to us, and we know that You reward service with more service…