Christ will come again and bless His faithful.

BibleGateway: Matthew 25:14-30

ESV Text: Matthew 25:14-30

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:7 and ends at about 3:31

     14 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. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. 17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strowed: 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strowed: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 606:
O’er the Distant Mountains Breaking

— Organ Audio

1. O’er the distant mountains breaking 
Comes the redd’ning dawn of day, 
Rise, my soul, from sleep awaking; 
Rise and sing and watch and pray. 
‘Tis thy Savior, 
‘Tis thy Savior, 
On His bright returning way. 

2. O Thou Long-expected, weary 
Waits my anxious soul for Thee; 
Life is dark, and earth is dreary, 
Where Thy light I do not see. 
O my Savior, 
O my Savior, 
When wilt Thou return to me? 

3. Nearer is my soul’s salvation; 
Spent the night, the day at hand. 
Keep me in my lowly station, 
Watching for Thee till I stand, 
O my Savior, 
O my Savior, 
In Thy bright, Thy promised land. 

4. With my lamp well trimmed and burning, 
Swift to hear and slow to roam, 
Watching for Thy glad returning 
To restore me to my home. 
Come, my Savior, 
Come, my Savior, 
O my Savior, quickly come.