For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods.…
I. THAT OUR DIVINE REDEEMER IS CONSTITUTED THE HEAD AND LORD OF THE CHRISTIAN ECONOMY.
II. THAT IN THIS EXALTED CAPACITY HE BESTOWS A VARIETY OF TALENTS UPON THE CHILDREN OF MEN. Time is a talent. Intellectual power is a talent. Moral capacity is a talent. Religious opportunity is a talent. Relative influence is a talent.
III. THAT HE WHO HAS IMPARTED THESE TALENTS RIGHTEOUSLY DEMANDS THEIR IMPROVEMENT.
IV. THE PERIOD WILL ARRIVE WHEN HE WILL COME TO DEMAND AN ACCOUNT. While the investigation will be inclusive, it will embrace each individual. It will be impartial. The result will be joyful and solemn.
Parallel VersesKJV: For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.