Summary: Often we will withhold little things because we don’t see the potential value of our little gift. 5 talents, 2 talents, or 1 talent give your best effort!
I KNEW YOU WERE HARD! Don’t withhold the little!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
FAITH CAN ALWAYS BE SEEN BY LITTLE DEEDS AND
ACTIONS OF LOVE!
I. DO WE UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEDICATION AND TOTAL COMMITMENT?
1 Cor. 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
One that holds self accountable that you can trust and have confidence.
ONE WILLING TO DO THEIR DUTY WITH GREAT COMMITMENT.
Full of faith. Showing faith.
Loyal, trustworthy, constant.
C. One day the pig and chicken were talking near the barn. The pig asked the chicken: WHAT SHALL WE HAVE FOR BREAKFAST?
The chicken made a suggestion --- LET US HAVE BACON AND EGGS.
D. For the chicken to lay an egg was one consideration?
But for the pig to give BACON: would require total commitment!
E. DO WE UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEDICATION AND TOTAL COMMITMENT?
II. STEWARDSHIP IS PART OF LIFE!
I WAS AFRAID OF YOU! YOU ARE A HARD MAN!
A. BY EXCUSING YOURSELF --- YOU ARE ACCUSING YOURSELF.
B. The Master was fair, he never played favorites, the TALENTS were invested by ABILITY!
C. In my opinion, the ONE talent man was happy until he heard the Master gave another man TWO talents? The nerve of Him?
Then the straw that broke the camel’s back was when the ONE talent man heard that the Master gave his buddy FIVE TALENTS.
D. FROM THE MAN’S OWN LIIPS HE KNEW THE MASTER WAS HARD?
Matthew 25:24 (quickview)  Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
E. Instead of admitting his idleness and laziness, the ONE TALENT man used some psychological tools.
2. BLOWING SMOKE SCREENS.
3. PASSING THE BUCK.
4. NO REPENTANCE, IT WASN’T HIS FAULT.
5. NO CORRECTION OF BAD ATTITUDES.
6. LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY.
F. YOUR OWN MOUTH WILL JUDGE YOU!
that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
III. THE ACCUSATIONS OF MEANNESS AND HARDEST WERE FALSE AND SELF-EXCUSING!