Read: Luke 19 Marked: Luke 19:13, “So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’”
Ten servants received one Mina each and were told to do business till the Master returned. A Mina was about three months wages, a substantial amount.
Christians have been given a commission to go and make disciples and the Lord has given us the means to do so. Like the servants in the parable, some will increase ten fold what they’ve received. Another might realize a five fold increase. Both were commended by the Master.
But one servant had done nothing with what he’d been given. Doing nothing is not an option. Yet, too many servants of the Lord do little or nothing.
Considering the commendation the first two servants received it is likely had the first servant simply invested what he’d received he would have been commended too.
God has prepared before hand the work we are to do. And the instruction from the Lord is we are to walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).