How much tolerance for risk do you have?  Do you need to account for every contingency before you move forward?  Are you willing to possibly lose everything for the sake of gaining everything?  Do you trust God?

Jesus told a story we know as “The Parable of the Talents.”  It concerns a man who buried his treasure in the ground rather than risk losing it.  It turned out to be a tremendous mistake.  We have to be willing to take a risk if we are going to have the life God intends for us.

We can afford to take a risk if we trust God.  We get the God we imagine.  If we imagine God to be malevolent and punitive, we will be bury our talent out of fear.  If we imagine God to be gracious and generous, we will be able to invest our talent and reap a reward.  The Bible tells us that God is reliable, faithful, and steadfast.  We can trust God.

In our sermon on Sunday we will look at the Parable of the Talents.