Let’s take a walk through this parable. First, the master leaves and gives money to his slaves to make the master more money while he is gone. Five talents, two talents, and one talent. A talent in Jesus’ day was a hefty precious metal, usually gold or silver, that weighed about 100 pounds. One talent was said to be worth a year’s wages of an ordinary person. A talent, therefore, was an inconceivable amount of money. This means that the master was very, very wealthy. The master goes to his yacht to cruise around the Mediterranean while his slaves make him even more money…
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