Subject: September 16th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

Unto one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his several ability; and he went on his journey. Matthew 25.15.

There is no ground for pride and satisfaction to the ones who receive five and two talents, respectively; nor, on the other hand, is there any reason for shame and envy by the one who only receives one talent. How believers in the church today esteem the more and despise the less! All this is the activity of the flesh.

He who receives but one talent has the greatest temptation. He tends to bury his gift and grow lazy. He is ashamed of the little he has been given; he is also conscious of how little he can earn from it by trading. So that he simply buries his gift in the earth. Though he cannot preach a great sermon and save several hundred people at one time, though he is unable to do such spectacular work, he can still do a little something for the Lord. May we be willing to do a little work if God is willing to give a little gift.

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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