Responsibility

There are four kinds of people:

  • There is the kind that does not know when things are wrong.
  • There is the kind that knows when things are wrong, but does not care.
  • There is the kind that knows when things are wrong and does care, but does not care enough to try to make them right.
  • There is the kind that knows when things are wrong, and strives intelligently to make them right, and to keep them right.

George W. Truett, late pastor of First Baptist, Dallas, Texas, was preaching about “The Parable of the Talents,” quoting Matthew 25:21,

“Well done, good and faithful servant, you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.”

Then, he stated, “The two-talented man traded with his talents and made two more, and he got exactly the same reward as the five-talented man.

And if the one-talented man had been faithful with his one talent, he would have received exactly the same reward that was given to the two-talented man and the five-talented man.

If only that man with the one talent had been faithful!

The great matter, the crowning matter, the deep down, triumphant matter of all life is that each one of us, with our talents, whether five, or two, or one, shall be faithful to the utmost with such talents.

Ability is always the measure of responsibility.”

“The price of greatness is responsibility” (Winston Churchill). Gulf Coast Worship Center

Pastor David Arnold
Gulf Coast Worship Center

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