Mat. 25:24-29,  “Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:  25) And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26) His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:  27) Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.  28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.  29) For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.”  Three thoughts: First note, God will hold you personally accountable for every area(aspect) of living life.  Don’t kid yourself. Mercy may be received now, but when the final judgment comes, there will be no mercy.  Second thought:  One of the many responsibilities Christians have who live in American is  “We the people…” are the government, and we must exercise our responsibility by voting. Not voting or throwing away your vote (on individual whom you know cannot win) will not be rewarded, for it is the exact same thing as burying your responsibility (talent). Last thought: America is dying, babies are murdered, liberties are being eroded, lawlessness (which is not pretty) is coming, all because 50,000,000 to 80,000,000 people each election year are not voting (burying their votes) rather tha praying, turning to God, and then voting. At least vote for the national party platform which has many biblical principles laid out in it, for it would at least bring some usury from the talent. Voting responsibility is only one example and only one area of many in which we each will be held accountable.  Research the truth, pray, and go vote responsibly.