Two Phases of Anger # 1

Be blindfolded and miss the coming glory of God

Be blindfolded and miss the coming glory of God

One has to get an in-depth meaning of what Jesus was teaching his listeners in the parable of talents. It is possible to start insinuating on why the master did not give equal talents to the servants. One shouldn’t apportion blame to whoever gives in accordance with his will or what point the owner was trying to prove based on the relational knowledge of the master concerning each of the three servants Matthew 25: 14-30. In verse 15, we see that the master knew their personal abilities and gave “investable fund” to each of them accordingly : “And to one he gave five talents, another two, and to another one; to each according to his ability; and immediately he went on a journey”. By the post distribution action, it is clear God does not peep over the shoulders of His children while expressing their free will. Man was made in the image of God and equipped him with the knowledge of good and bad, all things being equal.

From human angle, it is part of sound management criteria for promotion. Can the candidate work without supervision? Is he always pouting? How well is he able to manage resources? Can he combine efficiency with effectiveness for the best result? We see that the servant with one talent showed the negative side of anger, even though, to be angry is natural. The difference lies in whether the angered person’s reaction is positive or otherwise. The trigger for his anger included laziness, covetousness and many more. In verse 24 the servant gave account of his stewardship thus “I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not sown seed”. Verse 25 goes further, “And I am afraid and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Look there you have what is yours”. He was angry for not giving him as much as the others but then he failed to trade with the little as others did. To further analyse why he did vent his anger, he might have gotten unresolved anger against his boss for favoring the servant given five talents. In the end he lost the reward and commendation the others got as a result of the negative effect of his anger.

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