Thomas Boston, Works, 2:598-599:
We must act according to the will of providence, Acts 13:36, and we have need of grace for it. When God by his providence puts work into our hands, and gives us abilities and occasions to serve him, we are obliged to employ all for his service, else we answer not the design. Mercies and rods have a call. And every one is by providence put into some particular station, with some talents, less or more, for the duties of that station. He does the will of God’s providence, that employs his interest, gifts, and abilities in his calling, moving in his own sphere prudently, constantly, and vigorously, as those in heaven do.
Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/f25/will-providence-83404/, Comment #1 (Thank You, Reverend Winzer!)
Photo: Parable of the talents. 2013. Canvas, oil. 60 x 50. Artist A.N. Mironov