Living in western culture, and especially as Americans, quantity tends to become the standard that we live according to. We are hardwired to make more money, live in a bigger house, put our kids in better schools, get more stuff, strive for promotion, expand our retirement portfolios, and compare ourselves to every other person who is fighting for the same. That mentality can affect us so deeply that we begin to assume that God is also evaluating us on quantitative terms. A look at the parable of the talents, however, gives us a clearer picture of God’s expectations.
Matthew 25:14-30; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Corinthians 12:12-26