God has made us stewards or caretakers of the talents and possessions He has given us. He requires faithfulness - In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy. 1 Cor. 4:2. In this parable, the master has gone away, the servants are to await his return. As Christians we await our Lord’s return. Prophecies of both Old and New Testaments are being fulfilled. Christ will return soon. The lesson here is to be prepared.