I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away.

Here the Teacher says something contrary to our natural assumptions. The one who has something will get more and the one who has nothing will lose even the little he has.

Shouldn’t someone who has nothing receive something? And why not take the excess from one and give to the other in need?

Of course, the answer is that Jesus isn’t talking about things. He’s talking about types of servants in the kingdom of God.

One uses what the Lord has given him to be profitable for God. The other does not.

Consequently, one is proving to be a trustworthy trustee and the other isn't. One made gains for the Master, the other let life's opportunities pass by.

According to the Teacher, what we do with what we have will matter someday.

Students of Jesus learn to make the most of their time, talents and gifts to serve others. They expend effort to produce increase for the Lord. They look forward to hearing…

Well done, my good servant!' his master replied. 'Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.

The University of Jesus is the school for life. A time to learn how to be more effective managers of all God has given us to use in His service. As students, we learn from Jesus how to be faithful in doing this.

Apparently, we are in training for service in eternity. How we advance in the principles of the kingdom and what we learn, may in some measure determine our place and level of service in heaven.

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