God is looking for “good and faithful” servants; not necessarily gifted, educated, or cultured ones.
The Lord Jesus, when discussing the end of time and His second coming, told a parable about a master going on a trip and leaving different amounts of his possessions with different servants while he was away. Upon His return, he calls the servants in to give an account of what they did with his possessions while he was gone.
The first had been given five talents and upon questioning he shared that he had made five talents more. As a result the master said this:
“Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master.” (Matthew 25: 21)
Now we know this is a picture of Jesus going away to receive His heavenly kingdom and, while He is gone, He has given gifts (talents) to every Christian for edifying his fellow Christian and the Church. Upon His coming for the Church, there will be the Judgement Seat of Christ where the Christian will receive rewards for what he has done with these gifts. (More will be shared in future posts about this.)
Today, let us be found to be good stewards of whatever gifts God has entrusted to us. Let our goal be to please our master and serve our fellow Christian so we can hear Him say of us “Well done, good and faithful slave”. Amen.