As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, so workers who protect their employer’s interests will be rewarded.
When you are faithful to your present ability, you double your potential.
There’s a dangerous attitude that has arisen in our nation — it pivots workers against companies. The propaganda is the product of unscrupulous profiteers who stir up envy and hatred against those evil big-corporations. Politicians and paid protestors rail against the capitalism — which is the most effective, fair, and biblical economic system in history.
Jesus used a remarkable story to teach the same principle that today’s Proverb espouses in Matthew 25:14-30, the Parable of the Talents. Here are some take-a-ways from the Parable:
- The employer gave to each of his employees the management of his own money.
- The employer gave to each employee according to his proven ability.
- He trusted the employees to bring a return on his capital.
- The employee that started with 5-talents gained 5 more talents.
- The employee that started with 2-talents gained 2 more talents.
- The employer was very happy with their faithfulness and shared the profit with them.
- The employee that was given 1-talent maintained the 1 talent, but did not risk losing it out of fear of his employer.
- The employee of the 1-talent accused his master of having a flawed character and a demanding personality — even slandering him to say that he profited unfairly.
- The employer terminated the 1-talent employee!
The conclusion: When you are faithful to your present ability, you double your potential. When you are unfaithful to your present ability, you lose the potential that you once had.
Look out for the one who is paying for your employment.