Matthew 25:25 " And I was afraid and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours."
Matthew 25:26 " But his Lord answered and said to him, " You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed
25:27 “So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.”
Now faith is a gift given by grace, but it is faith which is the gift. Grace is the free giving.
Faith is the talent given by God to us in various amounts.
Now if you have been given a measure of faith you need to ask your self "have I buried it in the ground or am I using it in God’s service."
If you are hiding in the law there is no need to exercise your faith. You practise living by the law, obeying these written words.This does not require faith.The law is written in front of your eyes, faith is not required.
The courageous part of Christianity is walking by faith.
Look at Abraham. God said go and sacrifice your son so he went.
That is one powerful act of walking in faith. Walking in faith produced the works.
** Living by a bunch of rules is living by a bunch of rules, it is not walking in faith.**
If you are not following the leading of the Holy Spirit, you can not be walking in faith. You can not see the Holy Spirit so you obviously are walking in faith, believing He is leading you.
If you are not walking in faith, and you have faith, then you have buried it in the ground.
I read many posts on this list where people expound their knowledge about faith.
This reminds me of a group of professors teaching business. They have read scores and scores of books and studied the subject for many years but they have never put their knowledge to the test. They are speaking without true knowledge. They are dangerous.
I am calling everyone here to help their fellow members who may be in danger because they have buried their talent.
Witness to the members here, how, on one occasion you exercised your faith. Please help those who are in danger.
saved by faith alone ( Using God’s gifts in His service according to the leading of the Holy Spirit)
walk in love