I will always be of the view that once you understand how something operates then you are better position to not only master it but you now have the ability to disrupt its ability of mastering you. Anything that’s mastering you or dominating you, clearly says to me that you’re either ignorant of how it operates or it has mastered operating or dominating you.
It’s amazing that many folks believe that on the Day of Judgment; God’s primary concern will be judging us on the wickedness we have done and how we've gone contrary to his law. To a certain extent this is partially true. However, when we use the word wicked or wickedness we automatically think of the occult, fornication, adultery, murder and anything going contrary to the ten commandments.
Let’s just briefly observe the word wicked in an effort to get a clearer understanding of this word and how this word for the most part goes beyond our limited understanding of its definition. The word wicked is defined as being evil or morally bad in principle or practice. In terms of a person it can also be defined as someone that is ill-natured or adamant and committed to the principle or practice of things that are morally bad.
It was imperative that I not only give a clear understanding of the word wicked but it was a must for me to have elaborated on the word as to the revelation and spiritual implication we are about to unfold.
In the book of Matthew 25: 14-30, Jesus gives a parable about the kingdom of heaven. In this account he spoke of a certain man who traveled into a far country; gathered his servants’ together and distributed talents among them. The account goes on to say, “to one servant he gave five talents, to another he gave two talents and to another he gave one talent, he gave each one according to their ability and went his way”.
Scripture further records that after a long while the Lord of the servants returned to reconcile with his servants. It is said that the servant with the five talents had invested his talents and got a return of five more. The servant that was given the two talents also invested his talents and was also able to get a return of two additional talents than he originally had. Nevertheless, the servant that was given the one talent never invested his single talent, which obviously had the ability to produce more than he originally had. Instead, scripture records that this particular servant dug a hole in the earth and buried his Lord’s money.
Now this is where it becomes interesting and the unearthing of revelation. The Lord of the servants that got a return on their talents that were invested said, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord” Matthew 25:21. Now let us read slowly and carefully what the Lord of the servants said to the servant that did not invest and multiply his talent, “You WICKED and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not spread, then you should have deposited my money with the bankers. And when I returned I would have received my money back with interest” Matthew 25:26-27.
Let us review some interesting facts here, the servant in question here that buried his talent did not fornicate, murder, commit adultery. There is no evidence or account of him being a wizard, Satanist, witchcraft worker, porn star etc, so why did his Lord refer to him as being wicked with such indignation? Well this brings me to my point and that point is my friend, God is more concern about the talents that he’s given you to fulfill his purpose in the earth, than the sin in your life. In fact he has made provision for the sin that he knew well in advance you would have committed, well before the day you accepted him as lord and savior. The provision that were made for your sin is as follows, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” 1 John 1:9.
Interestingly enough, there are no provisions made scripturally to accommodate the non use of the gifts and talents that God has given us to invest into the lives of others. Therefore according to scripture you are labeled and categorized as a WICKED and slothful servant. I want to speak specifically to someone reading this article, that believe they have arrived (reached the mark) when it comes to Christianity. You are of the misleading view that because you don’t smoke, drink, fornicate, you’re not sexually immoral, you’ve been married to the same spouse for x amount of years you attend church every time the church doors are open, that this makes you perfect and righteous and everyone else needs to come up to your level.
Well, as you would have read in the scripture text above the servant with the one talent was probably doing all that you are doing and figured that he had it all together also. However, he NEVER fulfilled the purpose of God for his life which of course was the original reason for his talent. As a result the single talent that he had was taken away from him and given to the one that mastered the understanding that God was more concerned about the talents in his life to fulfill the plan and purposes of God than the sin we all will inevitably commit, that God in his infinite wisdom has already made provision for. I am also convinced that the two servants that got a return on their talents also messed up (sinned) on their path of fulfilling their purpose. If their sin was God's primary concern, then why didn't the master questioned them on the sin that undoubtly they would have committed as opposed to focusing on their talents?
My questions to you is, are you giving serious thought and application to the purpose of God for your life or are you like others being deceived by thinking that by your version of “Living holy” and keeping a record of who sin and who didn't sin that this has placed you in right standing with God? I want to say to you, focus on what God has placed you here on earth to do, for this will always be his primary purpose concerning you and what you will ultimately give an account for. The will of God is impossible to be fulfilled in your life outside of the talent he’s given you to perform it with.
My words of wisdom to you is focus on your God given talents that you were equip with to fulfill God’s plans in the earth while you daily ask for forgiveness of your sins that he has faithfully and graciously made provision for.
Written by: Kevin LA Ewing