Matthew 25:18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
Great talent is worshipped, and little ability is so despised as to be thrust aside with contempt. In all such cases the sin of burying the one talent is not confined to the individual, but is shared in by those who surround him, and drive him into a corner. The cold contempt which chills a man’s soul is as guilty a thing as the weakness which allows itself to be so chilled; perhaps it is far more evil in the sight of God.
Men quite simple in matters of common life have, nevertheless, been made by God wise to win souls; they have been ranked among fools, and yet have been taught of God to bless their fellow men.
Doing all that came in their way to do, they have been honored of the great Master, and though last in ability while here, they will at the last day be first in reward, because they were faithful in their stewardship.
Such persons, it must be confessed, labor under great disadvantages at this period; for the church is now far too fine and grand to encourage their labors if they become at all public.