For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
Note 3 at Lu 19:26: What was it that this wicked servant didn't have that caused his master to take back the money he had given him? It wasn't the tangible money that he had been given. He had kept that laid up in a napkin, and he still possessed it. What he was missing and what the other servant had that caused the lord to give this pound to him was faithfulness. Those who are faithful with what God has given them will be given more, and those who are wasteful will have what God has given them taken away and given to another (Lu 16:10-12).