Day 300: Double Your Potential

Day 300: Double Your Potential
October 27, 2014 Neil Kennedy

 

Proverbs 27:18

As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, workers who protect their employer’s interests will be rewarded.

Principle

When you are faithful to your present ability, you double your potential.

A dangerous attitude 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 capitalism — 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 takeaways from the Parable:

  • The employer gave 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 five talents gained five more talents.
  • The employee that started with two talents gained two more talents.
  • The employer was very happy with their faithfulness and shared the profit with them.
  • The employee given one talent maintained the one talent but did not risk losing it out of fear of his employer.
  • The employee of the one talent accused his master of having a flawed character and a demanding personality — even slandering him, saying that he profited unfairly.
  • The employer terminated the one talent employee!

The conclusion: When you are faithful to your present ability, you double your potential. When you are unfaithful to your current ability, you lose the potential that you once had.

Remember:

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Read Proverbs Chapter 27


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