Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required,
and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. (Luke 12:48b)
I have been reminded of this when I think of my life.
No, I haven’t been privileged financially compared to some.
But compared to most of the world, I’ve been wealthy!
I’ve never gone without food. Ever.
I have always had a roof over my head.
I have had access to a good education and received education beyond high school.
That makes me very privileged even for this country. STOP
And then there is the whole area of my spiritual life.
I was very privileged there as well.
I was introduced to the GOD of the Bible from birth.
I memorized Scripture from the time I was very young.
I knew the words. I didn’t always understand the concepts.
I grew up in a good church…
And attended Christian school for most of my education.
But I really didn’t get the point of a lot of Jesus’ teaching.
I didn’t get the connection between the truth of His teaching
And love. I Corinthians 13 kind of love.
Most of the time, I thought Christianity as being about what I didn’t do.
It took me a long time to understand that it was about relationships.
Relationships with Jesus. With His people. With the lost. With the needy.
And the point of those relationships was to give.
Like Jesus did.
He gave everything for His people…when they were a mess!
That’s what He asks of me!
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure,
pressed down, shaken together and running over,
will be poured into your lap.
For with the measure you use,
it will be measured to you.”