Sunday, 19 April 2015

The value of earthly talents

The world values those with talent. Those with talent are regarded as more valuable, and therefore more "deserving" of greater income. Such is a fallen world. 

This doctrine itself is an evil earthly one as it looks at one's talents to be that which gives one value, not value given by God. 

The Parable of the Talents does in no way support or imply that those who have more talents are more valuable in the earthly sense. It is not a justification of this thinking. First, it applies to heavenly work, not earthly work. Secondly, the rewards are spiritual based on obedience to God, not earthly based on (God-given) talents which the world thinks it to be "capitalised".

God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty (1 Corinthians 1:27).