"From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more." – Luke 12:48 NASB
What does God expect from us? In many ways, we can know the answer by examining what He has given us – our skills, interests, resources, and opportunities.
From the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-31), we see how God gives each person different resources and abilities but only holds us accountable for what we have been given.
In a similar way, Jesus taught, “much will be required” from those who have been given much. God blesses us, so we might use the gifts we have been given. This applies in every area – mind, body, relationships, and resources.
Based on the evidence, some believers don’t take this warning seriously. They see souls who need salvation and people who need help. They see ungodly forces attack Christians.
And God watches. What will they do? Will they just focus on their own interests? Or will they get involved? Will they reach out to those in need? Will they stand up for their faith? Will they pray?
Think about what God has given you. What have you done with these gifts and talents? How are you investing your time and resources? Remember, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required.”
Remember, you are to be the “light of the world.” Be ready to “let your light shine” (Matthew 5:14-16). Never be afraid to be a witness for the Gospel. Always ready to use the gifts God has given you.
PrayerFather, thank You for all You have given me. Help me be a good steward of these resources. I seek first Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Extended ReadingLuke 12