Wednesday: 20th November, 2019
Reference text: Luke 19:11-28
Luke 19:13 So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’
When any business man gives out money for an investment, it suggests there has been an appraisal of some of the risks involved. It is clearly understood that the investment could come with a good profit or a reasonable loss. However, the caveat is’ there has to be some investing’
The noble man in the Gospel at least clearly understood this rule of business hence his only instruction: ‘invest this for me while I am gone’. There would have been no explicit declaration, but profit would be appreciated. Nonetheless, I believe that he would not be really disappointed if the money was lost following an investment that went down the drain. He would have commended the effort.
That is where the third servant lost the plot. In his mind, it was profit for his master or nothing else. Thus, since he could not think of a way to guarantee that, he hid the money and did nothing with it. Sweetheart, positive results and perfectly executed plans are good, but sometimes a run of bad results associated with significant effort is also greatly appreciated.
My dear, don’t fold your arms and stand idle for fear of not succeeding, what better way of learning than to get hands on?