In the Parable of the Talents, the servant who buried what his master had given him faced harsh judgment. We, too, are often tempted to just keep what God has given us and not trust that He will bless our effort if we step out and do what he’s asked us to do. There’s nothing to suggest that God honors our desire to play it safe. Rather, He considers it a crime for us not to step out and invest what he’s given us. Message delivered 3/14/10.