Why him? He already has the most!
There is a parable told by Jesus that seems unfair. A man who already has the most is given more. Listen:
"For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents (like $5), to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord's money. After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
"So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.' His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' He also who had received two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.' His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
"Then he who had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.' "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. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. 'For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. MATTHEW 25:14-30 NKJV
Now we see that the talents represent gifts from God that we either use well, or not. If you are putting the resources that God has given you to work, you are a servant that is pleasing God. If not, you are unfruitful. We need to avoid simply "taking up space". We are to be contributors, workers and servants.
Is serving the Lord, witnessing of His love, forgiveness and redemptive power, part of your game plan? We have been given the gift of life. Why do you believe you were created? Is it possible to stay on the sidelines and never get into the game? Yes, but even those who are not stars can be part of the game, part of the team. What can we do to fulfill our purpose? What does God have in mind? How can you discover God's will for your life?
Core Christian Value: We are given gifts by God. The gift is as a talent. Do not "save up" your talents. God's blessings flow to those who multiply the value of their talents. No growth, no blessing expected.