Jesus tells the story of three servants who were all given different amounts of money by the master, who was about to go on a long journey. The implication is that they will work with what he had given them to make a profit before their master returned. Two set to work immediately and received an increase. The third, however, buried his master's money in the ground. When the master returns, he praises those who had been working hard, but scolds the lazy servant who had done nothing. The point Jesus is making to His disciples is that genuine faith works to advance God's kingdom. They would have work to do while He was gone, but one day He'll return and we'll have to give an account.