The words were used in the sense of making an Investment.
"To put in trust"
came to mean to deposit or to invest capital with the intent of
making a profit. Capital invested is synonymous with free enterprise,
that wonderful system which made America the most advanced and
prosperous nation on earth!
The Gospel, too is capital. God has deposited the Gospel in each
believer in order that it might bear interest and pay dividends
(2 Cor. 4:7). Therefore, the importance of our personal responsibility
in declaring the Gospel cannot be overemphasized.