5 MINUTE MORNING BIBLE STUDY: THE PSALMS
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
We hear about people who squander money, but what about those who waste time as if they have all the time in the world. Gold is precious because the supply is finite. Time has limits as well: "Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise."
Food For Thought
"He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, 'Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you do not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.' But his master answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I have scattered no seed? So take the talent from him and give to it to him who has the ten talents. But the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'"
Why is the "Master" in the parable so incensed by the actions of the third servant? How does his behavior relate to the dynamics of our own relationship to God?