8437 giving, of talents

8437 giving, of talents

All human abilities and skills derive from God and are to be dedicated to his glory and the good of others.

Talents are given and sustained by God

1Co 4:7 Skill, ability and knowledge given by God for the making of the Tent of Meeting: Ex 28:3; Ex 31:3-6; Ex 35:31-35; Ex 36:1-2
Dt 8:18; 2Sa 22:34-35; Ps 18:33-34; Mt 25:15 pp Lk 19:13; Ac 7:10; Ro 12:6; 1Co 12:7-8; 2Co 3:5; Eph 3:7; Eph 4:7

Talents differ

Mt 25:15 See also 2Ch 2:13-14; Ro 12:6; 1Co 7:7; 1Co 12:4-6; Eph 4:11

Talents need to be developed

2Ti 1:6 See also Mt 25:16-30 pp Lk 19:12-26; 1Ti 4:14

Talents are to be devoted to God

For his own glory 1Pe 4:11 See also Ex 35:10,25; 1Ki 7:40; 1Ch 9:13; Ps 33:2-3; Ps 137:4-5; 1Co 10:31

For the good of others 1Pe 4:10 See also 1Co 12:7; 1Co 14:12; Eph 4:12

Talents are to be accounted for

Mt 25:19 pp Lk 19:15 See also Mt 21:34 pp Mk 12:2 pp Lk 20:10; Lk 12:48

Rewards according to use or misuse of talents

Mt 25:21 See also Mt 25:23-30 pp Lk 19:17-26

See also

3281Holy Spirit, inspiration
5051responsibility
5272craftsmen
5840eagerness
5889ingratitude
7966spiritual gifts
8248faithfulness
8256fruitfulness
8342servanthood
8742faithlessness
8783neglect

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