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"Talent" in both Greek and Hebrew refers to a domination of money. In the New Testament "talent" is used metaphorically for mental and spiritual gifts. Originating from the "Parable of the Talents" in Matthew 25:13-28, the word today refers to a person's intellectual ability, special skills, endowments or gifts and aptitude to succeed which are used in business, art and personal enrichment.

We shoud always remember that all talents and gifts are given to us by God, who knew us before we were formed in our mother's wombs (Jeremiah 1:5; Galatians 1:15). So when we say that a person is "born with talent" or is "naturally gifted" we are actually acknowledging that fact.
We were blessed with talents and gifts to:
1) Better the quality of our lives
2) Help us succeed on our jobs and in our careers
3) Make a difference in our communities
4) Glorify God

The quanitity of our talents and gifts varies between us and was given based on God's knowledge of our boldness to seize opportunities. So, no matter how many talents or gifts (one being plenty) God has bestowed, He expects us to use them.

Study Verses: Matthew 25:13-28


Ephesians 4:7



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