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Of Virgins, Talents, and Caring for the Poor, Matthew 25

Matthew 25

I find myself contemplating this final chapter of the Savior's public ministry as recorded in the book of Matthew, the first of the four Gospels. As final remarks, I find it both moving and appropriate that the Savior here is recorded teaching in parables three very important concepts in relation to our final preparations for his Second Coming.

In the previous chapter, the Savior had vividly detailed events leading up to His Second Coming, and now as as a parting sermon, He teaches 1) of being prepared personally and spiritually for His return, 2) of make good use of the individual blessings, gifts, talents, and abilities that each covenant member of the Kingdom of God would be given, and then finally 3) of caring for the poor and the needy.

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