The Pony

Those who have much will receive more, and they will have more than they need. But as for those who don’t have much, even the little bit they have will be taken away from them.
Matthew 5:29

A teacher did an experiment with two boys.  One was led into a room filled with toys and gallons of ice cream.  The other was taken to a barn. A few hours later, the teacher returned to the first boy.  There he was, sitting quietly.  The toys were never played with; the ice cream, untouched.  “How come?” said the teacher. “Well,” said the boy.  “I’m very clumsy. I figured I would break the toys, so I decided not to touch them.  As for the ice cream, I love it so much that I thought I would get sick!”
When the teacher came to see the other boy in the barn, all he could see was hay flying everywhere.  “What are you doing?” said the teacher. The boy said, “With all this hay, there’s got to be a pony in here somewhere!”

Jesus’s story about the talents is like the one about the boys.  Which of the two children are you like?

Matthew 25:14–30

Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…

Your world entrusted to me v. 14
My talents offered to You v. 20
Risking all I am for You v. 27
Those who have, more is given v. 29

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in Matthew Henry’s Commentary.‘s Commentary.

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This is Year A, the Gospel of Matthew

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