Inspired By GOD



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     In these next scriptures, we at VAL-TE’ believe means sticking with your commitments through good times and bad times, even when this isn’t easy. Therefore He said: “A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’ But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We will not have this man to reign over us.’ “And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’ And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’ Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities.’ “Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief. For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow. Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?” And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to him who has ten minas.; (But they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas.’) For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me.’” Luke 19: 12-27 NKJV

Biblical Word

     MINAS/TALENTS – You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Immanuel. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. 2 Timothy 2: 1-2


     Matthew 21: 40-43 – “Now, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” Immanuel asked. “He will certainly kill those evil men,” they answered, “and rent the vineyard out to other tenants, who will give him his share of the harvest at the right time.” Immanuel said to them, “Haven’t you ever read what the Scriptures say? ‘The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most important of all. This was done by the Lord; what a wonderful sight it is!’ “And so I tell you,” added Immanuel, “the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce the proper fruits.” GNT


     Reliable and Dependable (A Strong feeling of support or allegiance) – We at VAL-TE’ also believe stands as an important quality that will allow you to develop a stronger emotional connection with the people around you. It helps other people feel assured about you when they know you can commit to things, and you won’t leave them halfway through.

Posted online on February 16, 2022, Published in Ventura County Star

In Dedication to: Dr. Lawrence (Larry) E. Miller

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